The first of these, Evopreg EPT120, has been designed to help composite tooling manufacturers improve the flexibility and efficiency of their tooling manufacturing processes, by providing a combination of extended outlife and variable curing cycles.
The second new product, Evopreg EPT110, is a 50°C, 12 hour cure tooling epoxy prepreg, designed for component cures up to 190°C.
“The 21-day outlife of Evopreg EPT120 prepregs makes them ideally suited to the production of larger, more complex tools, or to the batch production of multiple smaller tools, ahead of a single (e.g. weekly) scheduled cure,” stated company sales & marketing director, Ben Hargreaves. “But that’s not all. For applications where rapid turnaround is critical, EPT120 prepregs can be fully cured in under six hours, in a single-shot ramped cure.
“Evopreg EPT110 is our new low temperature cure, high temperature performance epoxy tooling prepreg, allowing moulders to create tools with exceptional surface finish and high dimensional stability.”