YOUR PROCESS

 

High and Low Pressure Resin Transfer Molding (RTM), Liquid Compression Molding (LCM), Prepreg Compression Molding, Filament Winding, Preforming and Prototyping- Hexion supports all these processes used in automotive manufacturing. In consultation with OEMs and parts manufacturers, we fine-tune our products to optimize these processes.

 

Hexion's expert technicians will help you select the right materials from our comprehensive portfolio to optimize your processes and build the parts you need.

 

Typical cycle times for various applications and processes are charted below.


Lightweight Epoxy Composites Process and Application Options
Process
  • Liquid Compression
    Molding LCM
  • HP-RTM
  • LP-RTM
  • Prepreg
    Compression Molding
  • Filament
    Winding
Applications:
Structual Parts
Simple Shapes

45 sec - 3 min

60 sec - 3 min

60 sec - 3 min

90 sec (with post-cure) - 5 min

3D Shapes

60 sec - 3 min

60 sec - 3 min

Tubular Parts

60 sec - 3 min

60 sec - 3 min

staged cure cycles

Exterior Parts
Visible Carbon

8-20 min

10-30 min

90 sec (with post-cure) - 5 min

Painted Parts

8-20 min

10-30 min

5-10 min

Dynamically Loaded Parts
Leaf Springs

5-10 min

5-10 min

20-30 min

staged cure cycles

CNG, H2 Tanks
Types III And IV

staged cure cycles

Processing Demystified

 

Click on the links below to find schematics detailing some of these processes, as well as links to video demonstrations.

 

Resin Transfer Molding

 

Liquid Compression Molding

 

Preforming

 

Prepreg

 

Hexion also supplies systems and expertise to produce prototypes.

 

See the system in action in this video.