Innovative resin system offers a new dimension to composite rail vehicle designs

19 August 2016

Huntsman Advanced Materials has developed an innovative solution combining excellent mechanical and inherent FST properties, that is set to offer greater design freedom in delivering new interior rail vehicle concepts.

Developed for RTM, Infusion or Pultrusion processes, Araldite FST 40004 / 40005 ­allows for fast development of high performance, lightweight composite components.

Using this system, small and medium parts can be made quickly, large parts can be produced cost effectively at low temperature injection and a very low exotherm enables the accurate production of high thickness parts, without any limitation to part complexity and function integration. It enables fast RTM curing capabilities at around five minutes / 1507C and a pultrusion speed of circa 12m/hr.

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