RD-0187 is an epoxy resin which has been specifically developed for composite applications, in particular for vacuum resin infusion and injection processes. Its low viscosity ensures a good infiltration and wetting of the fibre fabrics. When cured with an adequate curing agent, such as Q-RIT 120, RD-0187 provides excellent temperature and chemical resistance to the finished cured product. RD-0187 is crystallisation-resistant.
E-Pos 573 is an epoxy resin developed for use in fibre reinforced laminates, for example to make bonded joints for pipes or for any hand lay-up application. E-Pos 573 is based on bisphenol A and a multifunctional diluent which ensures the formation of a tight, resistant cured network.
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|RD-0187||100||800-1300||160-175||≤1||Bisphenol A/bisphenol F-based resin diluted with a bifunctional diluent. Excellent mechanical properties. For composites applications, civil engineering formulations and solventfree coatings.|
|E-Pos 573||100||2800-4000||171-181||≤1||Bisphenol A-based resin diluted with a multifunctional reactive diluent. For composite applications such as laminates.|
We have also developed systems with a high renewable (bio) carbon content which are suitable for the production of environmentally friendly fibre reinforced laminates. The systems are suitable for wet lay-up and various types of injection moulding. The systems are designed to cure at ambient temperature, but heat can also be used to accelerate cure rate, increase production efficiency and reach optimal final properties.
The high renewable content systems are certified under the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) BioPreferred® program and carry the USDA BioPreferred® label.
To download the High Renewable Content Composites technical bulletin, click here.