Monomer-Free Vinylester Prepreg for Automotive Applications
The composites industry has continually shown interest in resins with improved mechanical properties and rapid cure times while demonstrating compatibility with a range of reinforcing fibers. These characteristics can be essential to a composites manufacturer seeking to answer the demands of prominent market trends such as lightweighting and emissions reduction. In this report we detail the development of a styrene-free vinylester resin suitable for prepreg applications. Investigations regarding resin stability and optimal cure conditions in both continuous fiberglass and carbon fiber systems will be discussed.
Authors: Jonathan M. McKay, Ph.D.
Conference: CAMX 2016 – Anaheim