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Prepreg System Selector Chart
|Name||Description||Fibre Weights||Typical Cure Cycle||Typical Applications||Features||Typical Fibres||Datasheet|
|TP 510-2||Cost efficient 75-300gsm FAW "standard" 120˚C system||75-300gsm||1 hour at 120˚C||Industrial applications, masts||Good balance of properties vs cost, curable at 80˚C||HSC, HEC|
|TP 736||Thin Ply capable very light weight 20-75gsm FAW 80˚C system||20-75gsm||8 hours at 80˚C||Thin Ply laminates for lower temperature processing e.g. with some synthetic core materials||Medium temp curing Thin Ply material||HSC, HEC, IMC||Please Enquire|
|TP 736LT||High strength marine grade 80˚C system - Lloyds approved - 75-300gsm FAW||75-300gsm||8 hours at 80˚C||Marine structures - hulls, decks, bulkheads||Lloyds Register approved, 80˚C curable, high strength||E-glass, HEC, IMC|
|TP 513-4||Very Low FAW 120˚C systems with increased strength||20-150gsm||2 hours at 120˚C, 1 hour at 135˚C||All round system for ultra-lightweight Thin Ply prepregs||Versatile system||Quartz, HSC, HEC, IMC, HMC / UHMC|
|TP 402||135˚C curing high performance epoxy||15-150gsm||2 hours at 135˚C, or 150˚C||Motorsports, automotive bodywork||High Tg capable system, good strength, very low fibre weights possible||HEC, IMC, HMC, UHMC, PBO, Aramid|
|TP 402L||More latent curing version of TP402 - good for thick laminates||30- 150gsm||Dwell at 70˚C, cure at 130˚C||Structural components in thick laminate format||Controlled exotherm reaction for thicker laminates||HEC, IMC, HMC||Please Enquire|
|TP 402T||Rubber toughened version of 402 for sporting goods applications||15-150gsm||2 hours at 135˚C||Sports equipment||Rubber toughened version of 402 - very low fibre weights possible||HEC, IMC, HMC, UHMC, PBO, Aramid||Please Enquire|
|TP 135||135˚C curing PES toughened multi functional super high strength resin system||25-150gsm||2 hours at 135˚C||Motorsports, foils, highly loaded structures||Medium Tg (170°C) high strength, high toughness, structural system - Low FAW possible||HEC, IMC, HMC, UHMC, Quartz|
|TP 150SC||150˚C ultra-low enthalpy very fast curing / snap cure system||50-150gsm||6 mins at 150˚C||Automotive, cosmetic, luxury||Very fast curing, UV stable, can be coloured, high strength||Quartz, HSC, HEC|
|TP 175||175˚C curing strong and toughened structural system||70-150gsm||4 hours at 180˚C||Aerospace structural parts||High Tg (210˚C) Exceptional strength, Toughness and compression after impact properties||HEC, IMC, HMC||Please Enquire|
|TP 180-380CE||Cyanate Ester System used for space applications||30-150gsm||125˚C for 6 hours followed by post cure||Space structures||Low CTE, available with pitch carbon fibres, very high Tg capability||HEC, IMC, HMC, UHMC, Pitch|
|GF736||80˚C curing Adhesive film||150-400gsm with 25gsm scrim glass, 25-150gsm unsupported||8 hours at 80˚C||Honeycomb, certain core and steel bonding||Toughened for impact resistance and peel strength. Controlled flow. Low temperature cure||NA|
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NTPT™ has developed a unique process to spread reinforcement fibres and make the thinnest unidirectional prepreg tapes on the market, with fibre aerial weight down to 15gsm. A wide range of fibres can be processed, such as carbon, glass, quartz, aramid, and impregnated with a selection of in-house developed epoxy or cyanate ester resin systems.
|Fibre Type||NTPT Thin Ply Prepreg Aerial Weights Available|
|Carbon||From 15gsm with MR70 12K|
|From 30gsm with typical PAN-based fibres|
|From 40gsm with pitch-based YSH70|
|From 90gsm with pitch-based K63712|
|Glass||From 48gsm with 9μ S-glass fibres|
|Quartz||From 30gsm with 14μ fibres|
|PBO and other synthetics||From 30gsm|
Thin plies offer significant improvements in the mechanical properties of composite laminates and NTPT™ makes it possible for composite fabricators to integrate thin plies into their process while improving quality and reducing lay-up time.
For more information about the benefits of Thin Ply Prepregs, visit Thin Ply Advantage
While NTPT™ is naturally known for expertise in lightweight prepreg materials, we understand that these products are often part of a wider solution needing a broader material portfolio. Customers typically want to marry the performance and chemistry of thin ply with more “conventional” prepregs.
NTPT™ offers a wide range of typical reinforcements, pre-impregnated with the same resin systems as Thin Ply products. The conventional range includes UD prepreg up to 300gsm woven (0/90) cloth prepregs, 300g and 400 g biaxials (+/-45), adhesive film, and prepreg peel ply. Other FAW materials, glass or Aramid prepregs can also be produced. If in doubt, please contact our sales team.