18 September 2009
18 September 2009
Nanocyl has broadened its portfolio of Pregcyl prepreg materials for advanced composite applications.
Pregcyl is a family of carbon nanotube epoxy resin prepregs that are designed to add structural conductivity, strength, durability and weight reduction to fibre-reinforced composite materials used in aeronautic, automotive, marine and sports applications.
The new Pregcyl product line, announced at JEC this year, will now have more than 15 products, including new weavings, weights, and types of fibres such as aramid, HM carbon, HT carbon, and glass.
“Offering our OEM customers a wider range of Pregcyl prepregs will help them to better meet the global demand for producing higher-performing materials and products at a lower total cost,” said Luca Mezzo, Nanocyl’s manager of R&D and business development for structural composites.
“Other OEMS can benefit too,” Mezzo added. “Our Pregcyl prepregs can give them the performance advantages of safety, conductivity and reinforcement they must have for their rugged, lighter-weight composite applications.”
Pregcyl is one of three CNT product lines Nanocyl offers for high performance composite parts and materials. The other two are Epocyl and SIZCYL.
Epocyl is a family of carbon nanotube epoxy resin systems that Nanocyl say add structural conductivity, strength, durability and weight reduction to fibre-reinforced composite materials used in aeronautic, automotive, marine and sports applications.
Sizcyl is a new generation of efficient, all-purpose sizing agents for infusion and RTM composite manufacturing of aeronautic and sports applications. It serves as an alternative to conventional solutions that affect resin viscosity.
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