02 April 2013
02 April 2013
Century Design (CDI) has installed a CD6105 combi prepreg machine at Huntsman’s Advanced Technology Centre in The Woodlands, Texas, US.
CDI state that the CD6105 combi machine’s high degree of accuracy and consistency supports the development of processing parameters for prepreg production as well as physical properties of existing and new resin systems. The CD6015’s small foot print enables ease of setup and operation making it an easy addition for laboratories as well as small production operations.
CDI has designed and constructed a modified machine that is entirely unique to Huntsman and their project requirements. It combines a hot melt processing capability with a solution coating system. It is fully automated, facilitating ease of setup and control, and they say it greatly improves data collection capabilities that in turn improves processing evaluation and repeatability.
“This affiliation is a perfect fit for our small R&D production prepreg machine. It is companies like Huntsman seeking to develop advanced resins that has allowed for ‘push button’ and ‘on demand’ prepreg technology to become a reality”, comments Keith McConnell, President of CDI.
In addition to the development of resin systems and processes, the versatility of CDI’s CD6105 machines make them perfectly suited for small batch prepreg runs and the production of thin width materials.