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Chem-Trend Expands Aerospace Composites Moulding Portfolio

14 November 2017

Chem-Trend Expands Aerospace Composites Moulding Portfolio

Chem-Trend has expanded its portfolio of products for use in aerospace composites moulding operations with Zyvax MPP 1006W mould primer and Zyvax Sealer 1050.

Zyvax MPP 1006W is a water-based, semi-permanent mould primer formulated for sealing and priming various tooling substrates. The water-based nature of the product lowers VOCs and odour, providing HSE (health, safety and environment) improvements in composites moulding operations. It is also said to be an excellent sealing material that can be used to resurface worn moulds, extending useful tool life, reducing waste and providing economic advantages. The newly developed technology in the product provides for longer periods between top-coat touch-ups and helps eliminate defects in produced parts, Chem-Trend claims, thus improving overall efficiency, and reducing scrap and material consumption.

Zyvax Sealer 1050 is a semi-permanent mould sealer designed for application through a one-step wipe-on and let-dry method. The sealer conditions mould surfaces to help minimise resin build-up over time, and can be used for all mould and tool substrates in aerospace composites moulding. The technology allows for a slow evaporation rate with a rapid cure time, Chem-Trend reports, providing a greater application efficiency for minimised over-application and reduced material consumption and waste. Tools and mouldings are said to be sealed and ready for release treatment in under an hour. Additionally, improvements in HSE for composites moulding operations result from the product's low odour and HAPs-free aspects.

“Our dedicated teams are always working to address the sustainability aspects of our products to reduce the environmental impact of our customers’ operations and provide for better working conditions in their facilities,” reports Amanda Pugh, Business Development Director - Composites, Chem-Trend. “These products have been developed to present our customers with significant efficiency gains and sustainability benefits related to processing and material usage, waste, energy usage, emissions and overall health and safety.”


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