Zone: High-Temperature Resins
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Composite parts and structures exposed to high temperatures require a resin matrix designed to withstand the heat. Common resins here include polyimides, bezoxazines, bismaleimides and cyanate esters, among others.


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Resins for the Hot Zone, Part I: Polyimides

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 As next-generation aerospace programs demand higher service temperatures in structural and hot section components, a variety of polyimides vie for program approval.


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Resins for the Hot Zone, Part II: BMIs, CEs, benzoxazines and phthalonitriles

F-22 afterburners

Next-generation aerospace programs demand higher temperatures for structural and hot-section components, fostering advances in thermoset resin chemistry.


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Polybenzoxazine on the horizon? CompositesWorld

Benzoxazine veteran Dr. Hatsuro Ishida at Case Western Reserve University has developed what he calls the fourth generation of this versatile high-heat, high-strength matrix resin.

The markets: Automotive (2016) CompositesWorld

The world’s automakers are a mere two model development cycles from US CAFE and EU emissions compliance due dates in the 2020-2025 timeframe. Faced with a one-two punch in fuel-economy and carbon-dioxide (CO2) emission standards, lightweighting has become a vehicle design imperative.

Non-MDA polyimide prepregs and adhesives CompositesWorld

Renegade Materials Corp. (Springboro, OH, US) exhibited with sister company Maverick Corp. and featured a range of non-MDA polyimide prepreg and adhesive products.

New low-cost, high-temp resins CompositesWorld

MG Resins offer a suite of properties and processing that could potentially revolutionize sectors of the composites industry.

Aeroengine Composites, Part 2: CFRPs expand CompositesWorld

Proven in fan blade/case applications, carbon fiber-reinforced polymers migrate to previously unanticipated destinations nearer the engine “hot zone.”

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