Hexcel says that it plans to showcase a range of its materials for marine applications at JEC.
This includes its new HexBond 679 250 gsm epoxy adhesive film, which can be fully cured in only four hours at 80°C, and HexPly M79 prepregs for short cycle times, which can be cured at 70°C for eight hours or 80°C for four hours. When used with Hexcel’s air venting grid technology, HexPly M79 UD carbon tapes can be laminated with reduced debulking steps to produce void contents of less than 1%, the company said.
Also on show will be HexPly XF2 surfacing prepreg and HexPly SuperFIT prepregs, HexPly XF2, a drapable single ply prepreg surfacing solution, carbon fiber HexPly SuperFIT prepregs and the company’s new high modulus fiber, HexTow HM54.
The company also plans to display a scale model of the Gunboat 68 sailing catamaran which incorporates Hexcel’s HiMax carbon multiaxials and PrimeTex woven carbon fabrics in the hull and deck structures.
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