07 October 2014
07 October 2014
Cytec Industries will be exhibiting at CAMX 2014, a composites trade event and technical conference in Orlando, Florida, US.
Cytec explains it will be sharing information on its product portfolio, comprised of structural and tooling prepregs, resin infusion systems and structural adhesives that are complemented by a range of process materials.
The company says its advanced materials focus specifically on meeting the needs and escalating performance requirements of the aerospace, automotive and other emerging composite markets.
According to Cytec, “Increasing composites’ capabilities will involve further advances and combinations of technologies to meet the performance, design innovations, higher throughput rates and cost requirements of the next generation of applications,” said Carmelo LoFaro, Vice President Technology for Cytec’s Aerospace and Industrial Materials.
Cytec states it will focus on key markets and technologies. In Aerospace Cytec’s out of autoclave (OOA) product portfolio and PRISM resin family will be featured. For the Automotive sector, Cytec will exhibit its new HP-RTM product XMTR50TM resin system and rapid cure MTM 23 resin system, as well as Cytec's automation manufacturing technology developments. For the Tooling sector, Cytec will highlight its tooling material portfolio including brands such as CYFORM and LTM epoxy prepregs, DURATOOL BMI prepreg and CB1100 unique high-grade ceramic block. Finally, exhibiting its Process Materials, Cytec will promote products for both prepreg and infusion processing, available as roll stock or tailored kits.
The company states visitors can learn more about how Cytec’s products on the stand with products on display, including an innovative decklid and spoiler tool and component for the 2014 NASCAR season manufactured by Composite Resources using Cytec’s LTM 12 and VTM 264 FRB. Also featured will be a tool from AIP Aerospace manufactured from Cytec DT 450 showing high quality surface finish.An Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) panel manufactured by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics using Cytec’s MTM 45-1 Out of Autoclave materials will demonstrate the elimination of tool side porosity, the capability of AFP for complex shape moulding and the ability of primer and paint to resist any peeling after cure..
Cytec will also present two papers during the technical conference. On October 14th, 4.00-4.25 pm, Randy Johnsen will present “Out-time characteristics and determination methods for vacuum bag only processed prepregs”. On October 15 - 10.30-10.55 am, Johnsen will present “VBO is a system – Process, Design and Materials”.
Cytec also invites the show visitors to come to its stand to attend a series of mini-presentation on Cytec’s key technologies and product ranges.
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