Cytec Features High Production Rate Composite Materials at Composites Europe
September 22, 2015 – Woodland Park, NJ - Cytec Industries Inc. (CYT) will be demonstrating new high performance materials and process technologies at the Composites Europe trade fair and forum (September 22-24, 2015) in Stuttgart, Germany, Hall 5, stand F16, with a strong emphasis on automotive applications.At the show, Cytec will be showcasing its broad portfolio and latest advances in high-performance, cost-effective composite technologies for the automotive industry, for creating lighter, more fuel-efficient and safer vehicles.Visitors to the Cytec stand will be able to see a number of exhibits:
- A carbon fiber reinforced door inner structure, manufactured from a filament wound flat blank using hot compression molding technology. Filament winding is a flexible and efficient process for making flat prepreg blanks of variable thickness. The material offers high conformability required for complex shapes, combined with mechanical properties comparable to conventional prepregs.
- A carbon-fiber reinforced tailgate manufactured from Cytec’s new rapid cure epoxy prepreg MTM® 710 and with sub 3-minute cure capability by hot compression molding.
- A complex part manufactured from uni-directional carbon fiber, utilizing an innovative automated preforming process which requires virtually no direct labor and is capable of producing parts such as structural automotive components for body-in-white structures with a sub 5-minute takt time.
- A HP-RTM demonstrator part made using Cytec’s XMTR750 two-component epoxy resin, with a sub 3-minute cure capability, a mold temperature of 130°C and with a resin injection time of less than 12 seconds. XMTR750 enables serial manufacture of body structure components.
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