The company will introduce a nonwoven veil at JEC 2014 that it says has the unique property to heat composite laminates as a fully integrated layer without interfering with the designed mechanical properties.
The concept, called Lantor PowerSHEAT, is a polyester fibre material with carbon like additives that can be easily impregnated with polyester and epoxy resin systems. The company says that because of this Lantor PowerSHEAT can be an integrated part of a structural laminate. It can be connected to an electrical power source which will heat up the veil to a maximum of 160oc. The product is developed for de-/anti-icing applications and for heating of composite production moulds.
According to Lantor the Lantor PowerSHEAT has an full surface heating profile that will make heating of composite parts fast and energy efficient. PowerSHEAT integrates with the composite part with wet-in-wet laminating or in closed mould processing.
Lantor explains a wide range of applications are possible for this product, because of the possibility to use variable voltages or between 12 to 230 volts, and the ability to generate a maximum power of 2kW/m2 if needed.
The company states Lantor PowerSHEAT will be commercially available after the JEC Europe Show in standard widths of 10, 20 and 30cm. With the PowerSHEAT, Lantor can provide a solid and Plug-and-Play solution for many heating applications in the composite industry.
Lantor will be exhibiting at stand H17.
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