11/03/2012

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Curing time of PU matrix resin cut to just one minute

The improvement on the original goal of five minutes relates to a performance result achieved for the first time on a high-pressure dosing unit from KrausMaffei and is the outcome of the collaboration between Henkel and Kraus­Maffei Technologies. The primary goal of the partnership going forward is to achieve further reductions in the manufacturing cycle times of as wide a range of components as possible, says Henkel.Loctite Max 2 is a PU-based composite matrix resin for the manufacture of lightweight components in the automotive industry that cures significantly faster than the epoxy products usually employed for the resin transfer moulding (RTM) process. Moreover, due to its low viscosity, Loctite Max 2 penetrates and impregnates the fibre material more easily and less harshly than competitor solutions, enabling short injection times to be applied.

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