DOW AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS: Epoxy Intermediates
To support the growing popularity of lightweight materials, this company has developed VORAFUSE™ epoxy intermediates. When combined with carbon or glass fiber fabric, the intermediates reportedly offers improved handling and rapid cycle times for compression molding of composite parts for structural applications.
Epoxy-fiber composites offer competitive strength and stiffness at much lower density, enabling the production of components that can function well with traditional metal parts in a hybrid construction. Potential applications for this epoxy are structural applications which require strength, stiffness and lightweight construction.
Available in two grades, the VORAFUSE P6300 resin system reportedly is designed for high volume manufacturing with no tack for robot handling of 2D and 3D pre-forms and compression molding. VORAFUSE P6100 is formulated to accommodate diverse manufacturing scenarios from autoclave to out-of-autoclave processing on lower-cost tooling for medium to low volume applications.
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