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3/27/2018

Hexcel launches prepreg for leaf springs

Originally titled 'FIBER/RESIN COMPOUNDS & PREPREGS New prepreg targets automotive leaf springs'
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Hexcel has developed HexPly M901, a new prepreg for composite automotive leaf springs.

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Hexcel (Stamford, CT, US) has developed HexPly M901, a new prepreg for composite automotive leaf springs. It is said to offer a cure time of less than 15 minutes, 15% higher mechanical performance compared to competitive prepregs, and enhanced fatigue properties. HexPly M901 provides a Tg of up to 200°C, following post-cure. Unidirectional glass materials are available in areal weights up to 1,600 gsm.

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