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Prepregs and TP tapes showcased at NEC show

Enhanced sustainability for automotive bodywork applications without compromising performance.

2nd November 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Chesterfield, United Kingdom

Transport/​Aerospace, Industrial

Composites Evolution, based in Chesterfield, UK, will highlight its range of prepreg and introduce its new thermoplastic tape manufacturing capability at the Advanced Engineering 2021 show which takes place in Birmingham, UK, from November 3-4.

The flexible developer, manufacturer and supplier of prepregs is able to offer short lead times and low minimum order quantities, with in-depth technical support on-hand when customers need it.

Showcased on stand N90 at the show will be:

-A battery box from a high-performance luxury electric vehicle manufactured from Evopreg PFC bio-based, fire-resistant prepreg.

-A rear wing from a Ginetta G56 GTA GT4 race car utilising Evopreg ampliTex natural fibre prepreg.

-Parts fabricated from the company’s newly-launched Evopreg PA thermoplastic tape range.

Composites Evolution has a family of specialist prepregs for various applications, including:

-Evopreg EPC epoxy component prepregs which are a range of pre-impregnated fabrics suitable for moulding into high-performance, lightweight structural components.

-Evopreg EPT epoxy tooling prepregs, which have been designed to help composite tooling manufacturers improve the flexibility and efficiency of their tooling manufacturing processes.

-Evopreg PFC fire-retardant prepregs, a 100% bio-derived alternative to phenolics for applications where fire performance is a critical requirement.

-Evopreg ampliTex which combines the company’s high-performance Evopreg epoxy resin systems with Bcomp’s ampliTex flax reinforcements to deliver a family of materials which offer outstanding performance for component applications.

-New Evopreg PA thermoplastic tapes manufactured from polyamide-6 (PA6) polymer with unidirectional carbon fibre, suitable for automated tape laying, winding and compression moulding into high-performance, lightweight components.

Marketing director Dr Ben Hargreaves will also be presenting a talk, Sustainable composites for high-performance automotive applications, on  November 4th as part of the Composites Engineering Forum. The presentation will focus on how flax-epoxy prepregs can deliver enhanced sustainability for automotive bodywork applications without compromising performance, and how they can be used to significantly lower the carbon footprint of composite tooling.

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