Prepreg is the industry abbreviation for a fabric, usually carbon fiber and occasionally glass fiber, that is pre-impregnated with a resin matrix material. Prepreg is typically laid in a mold and then heated under vacuum to cure the impregnated resin and create the final part.
EADS Innovation Works pursues qualification of Braided Frames for the A350-1000 fuselage and develops Fiber Patch Preforming for complex local reinforcements.
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Huntsman Advanced Materials and North Thin Ply Technology will be celebrating winning the JEC Europe 2014 Innovation Award in the Marine category for the manufacture and use of ultra-thin prepregs in ultra-light C-Class racing yacht designs.Carbon fibers, prepregs Composites Technology
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Boeing recognizes its supplier with a 2013 Performance Excellence Award for superior performance.