Hexcel to show new composite technologies for automobiles

Feb ’20

Pic: Hexcel Corp

At JEC Earth 2020 in Paris from March 3-5, Hexcel will screen new composite systems for automotive sector which includes extremely-fast curing e-coat suitable prepregs and hybrid elements, combining epoxy prepregs with a selection of other elements. Hexcel is an highly developed composites company that manufactures light-weight, significant-overall performance structural elements.

Responding to the problem set by automotive OEM’s and tier I suppliers to deliver a prepreg method that can be entirely built-in into existing procedures, Hexcel has produced an innovative self-adhesive extremely-swift (<30 seconds) curing, epoxy prepreg system that can be bonded to metals without an additional film adhesive layer. This breakthrough in technology, which is fully compatible with industry-standard e-coat processing, does not require secondary tooling and processing lines since localised prepreg reinforcement patches can now be added to metal parts in a single step.

Metal composite hybrid constructions are a expanding pattern in automotive layout, supporting to deal with long run crash examination prerequisites, significantly for battery security in electric autos. The hybrid section on screen at JEC Earth will deliver important excess weight financial savings as nicely as greater strength absorption and impact security for passenger safety. Hexcel’s HexPly extremely-fast treatment self-adhesive prepreg

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