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At JEC Entire world 2020 in Paris from March three-5, Hexcel will display screen new composite systems for automotive sector including ultra-quickly curing e-coat suitable prepregs and hybrid parts, combining epoxy prepregs with a assortment of other materials. Hexcel is an advanced composites company that manufactures light-weight, significant-efficiency structural materials.

Responding to the obstacle set by automotive OEM’s and tier I suppliers to provide a prepreg method that can be totally built-in into existing processes, Hexcel has designed an impressive self-adhesive ultra-rapid (<30 seconds) curing, epoxy prepreg system that can be bonded to metals without an additional film adhesive layer. This breakthrough in technology, which is fully compatible with industry-standard e-coat processing, does not require secondary tooling and processing lines since localised prepreg reinforcement patches can now be added to metal parts in a single step.

Steel composite hybrid buildings are a escalating development in automotive style and design, encouraging to handle potential crash take a look at demands, specifically for battery protection in electric autos. The hybrid component on display screen at JEC Entire world will provide sizeable fat discounts as well as improved electricity absorption and effect protection for passenger protection. Hexcel’s HexPly ultra-quickly get rid of self-adhesive prepreg cures and bonds to metals, including aluminium or oily metal, in a very economical 1-phase method.

Hexcel has a short while ago supported NaCa Techniques, a Tier I supplier of natural fibre composite automotive interior pieces, to develop a sports auto seat again, with hybrid wood fibre and carbon fibre construction. The component on display screen works by using a rapid push moulding method to merge Hexcel’s HexPly M77CS prepregs with NaCa Systems’ thermoset picket fibre mats that are derived from wood industry waste streams.

HexPly M77CS is a quickly-curing epoxy prepreg that enables automotive parts to be push-fixed in two minutes at 150°C. The HexPly woven carbon fibre is employed as the outer area of the seat again, reinforcing the wood fibre composition and furnishing a beautiful aesthetic end. 

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At JEC Entire world 2020 in Paris from March three-5, Hexcel will display screen new composite systems for automotive sector including ultra-quickly curing e-coat suitable prepregs and hybrid parts, combining epoxy prepregs with a assortment of other materials. Hexcel is an advanced composites company that manufactures light-weight, significant-efficiency structural materials.