Bitrez Ltd – Europe’s leading manufacturer of specialist polymers and chemicals and Materia Nova – a top materials research and development centre based in Belgium – are joining forces at this year’s JEC World to showcase a new family of Benzoxazine thermoset resins designed specifically for composite applications.
The result of a collaboration between the two companies and the University of Mons, the new resin, called Curabox, is designed for aerospace primary and secondary structures or frames, body panels and structural reinforcements on trains, buses, trucks and cars.
With high service temperatures and excellent mechanical and electrical properties Curabox pushes the boundaries of benzoxazine chemistry.
It performs well over prolonged periods in difficult working environments. Its high performance characteristics and endurance to mechanical and chemical attack make it suitable for the manufacture of long service composite components.
The Curabox family includes several grades offered in their original form as well as grades in pre-solvated form for use when processed through impregnation towers.