Elmira has released a range of bio-based pre-pregs, available with an extensive selection of E-glass and Carbon reinforcements along with naturally derived fibre alternatives.
Elmira claims these materials provide not only comparable curing characteristics, thermal stabilityand mechanical performance to conventional epoxy based pre-pregs but also impart increased impact strength along with better water and chemical resistance. They say these materials are suitable for a wide range of processes and curing requirements displaying excellent flow and laminate quality.
“This new range of pre-pregs was the result of years of unbridled research and industry knowledge, enabling us to create materials for an array of applications. Our recent advances in composite materials are now focused on principle components for current and future markets” said Nicholas Cronin, Director at Elmira.
Source: Netcomposites.com, 2011-10-25.