For Immediate Release
Momentive’s New Super-Fast Curing Epoxy System Speeds Production of Carbon-Reinforced Automotive Components
New product to accelerate mass production of lightweight structural parts by RTM
Columbus, Ohio – September 11, 2012 – At the ACCE 2012 Composites Show, September 11–13 in Troy, Michigan, Momentive Specialty Chemicals, a premier global supplier of epoxy resins and curing agents for automotive applications, will unveil a new epoxy system to hasten mass production of carbon-fiber composites for lightweight automotive structural components.
Curing in as little as two minutes, Momentive’s new low viscosity EPIKOTE™ Resin 05475 and EPIKURE™ Curing Agent 05500 system facilitates industrial scale high- or low-pressure RTM, with direct infusion of carbon fibers.
Features and benefits of the EPIKOTE Resin 05475 / EPIKURE Curing Agent 05500 system are: a very low viscosity at the recommended injection and cure temperature of 115–120°C, a long injection window of about one minute allowing for excellent fiber wetting and mold fill, followed by a very fast cure. The cured system shows excellent adhesion to carbon fibers leading to superior thermal and mechanical performance.
This new EPIKOTE Resin 05475 / EPIKURE Curing Agent 05500 system provides a solution for the production of structural composite parts in a shorter cycle time compared to the EPIKOTE Resin 05475 / EPIKURE Curing Agent 05443 system, which takes five minutes to cure. At the same time, the outstanding resin flow, fiber wetting and mechanical properties of the latter system have been maintained. The Heloxy™ Additive 112 internal mold release agent works very well with both of these fast-cure epoxy systems.
For more information, visit our onsite team at booth 24 or visit www.momentivespecialtychemicals.com.
About the Company
Based in Columbus, Ohio, Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. (formerly known as Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc.) is the global leader in thermoset resins. Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. serves the global wood and industrial markets through a broad range of thermoset technologies, specialty products and technical support for customers in a diverse range of applications and industries. Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC.
Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC (“Momentive”) is the ultimate parent company of Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. Momentive is a global leader in specialty chemicals and materials, with a broad range of advanced specialty products that help industrial and consumer companies support and improve everyday life. Its technology portfolio delivers tailored solutions to meet the diverse needs of its customers around the world. Momentive was formed in October 2010 through the combination of entities that indirectly owned Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc. The capital structures and legal entity structures of both Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. (formerly known as Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc.), and their respective subsidiaries and direct parent companies, remain separate. Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. file separate financial and other reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Momentive is controlled by investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC. Additional information about Momentive and its products is available at www.momentivespecialtychemicals.com.
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