06 March 2018
06 March 2018
Cygnet Texkimp will unveil its high-tolerance reverse roll coating machine at JEC World, inviting manufacturers in the high-end prepreg market to take part in secure trials of the technology.
The coater is in the final stages of production at Cygnet Texkimp’s UK R&D headquarters in Cheshire, where it will spend the next six months being commissioned for the purpose of trialling precision coating of epoxy resins. The machine is designed to create low coat weight films of less than 10GSM for the aerospace-quality prepreg market and the company reports that initial grinding reps on ceramic rollers have achieved a TIR of less than 0.5 of a micron.
“We have an ideal opportunity here to show the market exactly what this machine can do,” says Cygnet Texkimp's Managing Director Luke Vardy. “By offering dedicated trials in a secure environment we can prove its capabilities and de-risk any potential investment. Adding a high-performance coater to our portfolio makes sound business sense because every prepreg line we’ve ever built has needed one. Now we can offer composite manufacturers a complete integrated solution.”
Cygnet Texkimp manufactures fibre handling and converting equipment and supplies composite manufacturers with complete integrated solutions.
Visit Cygnet Texkimp in Hall 5, Booth M70 at JEC World 2018.
Photo provided by CYgnet Texkimp
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