Airtech introduces latest infusion products at COMPOSITES EUROPE 2012

Airtech's Dahlpac MC79 in action.
Airtech's Dahlpac MC79 in action.

On Stand D32 in Hall 8b, Airtech is launching the latest developments in its Airseal sealant tape range:

  • Airseal 2 ST, a cost effective sealant tape with strong tackiness which provides immediate and excellent adhesion to most surfaces for vacuum bag applications up to 150°C; and
  • Airseal 2 HT Twin, which is ideal for vacuum bagging applications requiring double bagging. The simultaneous application of the two strips of sealant tape saves time, effort and increases reliability of the process.

The company will also introduce its new Dahlpac MC79 vacuum breather pad, which is an easy to use strip material that allows vacuum to be applied over the surface of a composite laminate with no resin bleed out and little part mark-off. It is constructed with Dahltexx SP-2 fabric which breaths efficiently and can control resin flow. Wrapped inside the Dahltexx SP-2 is a breather mesh which provides an efficient air path along the length of the Dahlpac, allowing trapped and residual air to be removed from a laminate before and during infusion.

Airtech has demonstrated the technique of breather strips constructed with Dahltexx SP-2 & Mesh for a number of years, and now Dahlpac delivers the same technique as a single product placement. Dahlpac aids air removal during resin infusion, avoiding dry patches, simplifying infusion strategies and reducing bagging time.  

COMPOSITES EUROPE 2012 takes place on 9-11 October in Düsseldorf, Germany. The show is organised by Reed Exhibitions with the support of the European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA), the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA), Reinforced Plastics magazine, the German engineering association VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau) and German association for reinforced plastics AVK.