AOC introduces new line of resins for carbon reinforced composites

The R058 series of epoxy vinyl ester resins is specifically designed for carbon fibre reinforcements and creates lightweight composite parts with exceptional strength-to-weight ratios.

The R058 series packs a double punch, combining the performance of epoxy resins with the processing speed of unsaturated polyester resins. Designed for vacuum infusion and resin transfer moulding (RTM), R058 has excellent mechanical properties and chemical resistance. Other benefits of the epoxy vinyl ester resins include:

  • Room temperature cure for laminates as thin as two millimetres.
  • Low viscosity for shorter mould fill times and complete fibre wet-out.
  • Low laminate exotherm for improved surface aesthetics.
  • Good strength, toughness and chemical resistance over a broad range of temperatures.

“The R058 series is an excellent choice for applications requiring lightweight and high-performance laminate,” says Mike Dettre, AOC’s Business Manager. “They don’t require post-curing or autoclaving, which makes them faster to process than most pure epoxy resins. And that’s critical for high-volume applications.”