Advanced Engineering 2019

Cytec to Exhibit its Defence Competencies at DSEI 2013

10 September 2013

Cytec Industrial Materials will be exhibiting on Stand N6-374 at the DSEI show, London between the 10 and 13 September 2013.

Cytec says its prepreg products are used extensively in a variety of defence applications. These range from ballistic and blast protection systems in armoured fighting vehicles to structural components for vehicle and naval applications, as well as radomes and communication dishes. Foot soldiers are also well-provided for with advanced composite materials used in lightweight protective helmets and body armour.

To demonstrate its expertise in the ballistics arena Cytec say it will exhibit the following items.

  • A panel manufactured using a hot press moulding technique with Cytec’s S2-Glass reinforced MTM248S epoxy resin prepreg. This panel can be moulded to the requisite shape to manufacture spall liners which match the contours of the vehicle interior, thus increasing the protected area while reducing overall component weight. The material is currently in full-scale production and ballistics protection parts have now been supplied for fitment to an in-service fleet of vehicles; and
  • Dismounted soldier protection items including a helmet and a body armour vest; both are life-saving equipment for those operating on the front line.

Cytec believes its R&D facility includes a team dedicated to developing a wide variety of materials for specific customer needs. It says this activity has resulted in world-leading technologically advanced prepregs, adhesives and ancillaries which provide oven/vacuum bag and autoclave processing options.  Also supplied are compatible vacuum bagging consumables developed specifically to meet the needs of the Defence industry. Customer, design and manufacturing support completes the picture, all of which can be seen on its stand at DSEI.

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