Officially launched at the show, the Gurit Smartcure epoxy prepreg press moulding system has been specifically designed to meet the high-quality volume manufacturing needs of the automotive industry. Dedicated to speeding up production processes while ensuring constant part quality, the 5-minute curing prepreg allows for automated lay-up, pre-forming at room temperature and rapid hot-in hot-out production methods at high service temperatures. Gurit Smartcure is suitable for a wide range of structural and non-structural applications and has successfully been beta-tested by various car manufacturers and tier-1 suppliers.
Gurit Prime 180 is the second new automotive product introduced to the market at Composites Europe 2016. Gurit Prime 180 is a two-component low pressure RTM system designed to achieve high temperature performance and good surface clarity for structural and aesthetic applications. The resin system’s low ambient viscosity and wide injection window allow for quick fill times resulting in fast processing cycles and increased productivity.