Huntsman Launches New Snap Cure VITROX® RTM 00410 Resin for Cost Effective, High Volume Manufacturing of Lightweight Composite Parts
Find out more at JEC World 2020: Visit Huntsman at Booth M 31 in Hall 6
Everberg, Belgium - Automotive experts from Huntsman have developed a new two-component, snap cure, polyurethane resin system, which can help optimize the production of complex, three-dimensional, composite parts with tight dimensional tolerances. VITROX® RTM 00410 resin will be officially launched at JEC World 2020 in early March.
Designed to meet the short cycle times required in the automotive industry, VITROX® RTM 00410 resin combines a flexible, low-viscosity, injection window with a fast cure at moderate tooling temperatures. Featuring Huntsman’s patented, snap cure technology, the injection window of VITROX® RTM 00410 resin can be carefully controlled by manufacturers and adjusted to suit the geometry of the parts being produced.
Compatible with high-pressure resin transfer molding (HP-RTM), dynamic fluid compression molding (DFCM) and wet compression molding techniques, VITROX® RTM 00410 resin delivers excellent fiber wet out and limited press build-up upon injection. This enables part manufacturers to use low-density core materials. The result is lighter sandwich parts, made with less resin, with no compromise on rigidity, strength and durability. Parts made from VITROX® RTM 00410 can also be demolded quickly - helping manufacturers maximize line productivity and cut back on tool cleaning costs.
Irina Bolshakova, Senior Market Manager for Transportation at Huntsman, said: “Working closely with our customers, we have a track record for creating chemistries, materials and solutions that can help solve complex design and production issues in a rapidly evolving, fast-paced industry. At JEC World 2020 we will demonstrate a leaf spring made using VITROX® RTM polyurethane resin system. We will also be showcasing our latest developments for automotive interior components: RIMLINE® HC+ resin, a two-part polyurethane system that can be spray-applied to fiberglass-reinforced honeycomb panels; and RIMLINE® FC rigid foam technology for composite cores.”
For more information about Huntsman’s polyurethane composite resins, visit the team at JEC World 2020 at Booth M 31 in Hall 6.
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