Factors that Contribute to Thermoset Composite Surface Quality
Automotive OEMs today strive increasingly to use fiber-reinforced polymer composite materials in automotive structural parts as well as for body panels. Process and process parameters, as well as matrix systems and their components used, significantly affect the quality and performance of the resulting composite parts. By using tailor-made amines as curatives in epoxy resin formulations, as well as dedicated polyurethanes, it is possible to achieve unique solutions for top-class surface quality combined with all required functional specifications.
Authors: Eike Langkabel, Sebastian De Nardo, Guido Streukens, Martina Ortelt
Conference: SAMPE Europe Conference 2016