19 February 2010
19 February 2010
Lewcott Corporation has introduced a series of new prepreg products and adhesives targeted toward a variety of interior applications and manufacturing processes. The new and improved prepregs extend the Lewcott family of phenolic prepregs and target specific manufacturing and performance benefits to laminators, moulders, and end users in a variety of interior applications.
The Lewcott LC family of phenolic prepregs can be tailored for the following: general purpose or self adhesive; bag grade or press grade; snap cure or standard cure.
All phenolic grades are reported to be self extinguishing and supply outstanding flame, smoke, & toxicity properties needed for use in aircraft, marine, and other interior applications.
According to the developers, Lewcott phenolic prepregs have been successfully tested and qualified against FAR25.853, ASTM E662-96, and various MIL and customer specific specifications.
Carl Varnerin, Chief Technical Officer at Lewcott stated, “We are very proud of our line of Phenolic and Epoxy based prepregs for interior applications. We have worked very hard over the last couple years to develop a family of products that should supply cost effective solutions for wide range of interior needs, whether they be on aircraft, shipboard, or other markets. Several of the prepregs have already been qualified at a number of interior part suppliers and manufacturers, and others are in process.”
Michael Buck, President of Lewcott added, “Lewcott has been a leader in the development and supply of phenolic resins and phenolic matrix prepregs for many years. Lewcott is an AS9100 certified and we plan to leverage our phenolic resin expertise and prepreg capabilities with our world class manufacturing to offer technically superior and cost effective product solutions to the aerospace and marine interior industries.”
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