Zeon Chemicals L.P.´s DuoMod ZT-2 tackifier is designed for low-temperature cure VARTM composites, curing at ambient temperatures up to 250°F. The tackifier increases fracture toughness and damage tolerance of VARTM composites without the loss of laminate flexural and laminate properties, Zeon said. Applications for DuoMod ZT-2 include epoxy VARTM composites for the automotive, sporting goods, construction, marine and consumer markets. Supplied in an acetone solution for easy spraying onto a variety of fabrics and fibers, the tackifier can be used with any low-temperature cure epoxy matrix resin and does not affect resin processing, the firm said. For more information or a sample, call Mark Shioleno at 877-275-9366 or e-mail [email protected]
Zeon tackifier hikes fracture toughness
Rubber News wants to hear from its readers. If you want to express your opinion on a story or issue, email your letter to Editor Bruce Meyer at [email protected].