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Solvay VTS 243FR Epoxy Syntactic-Core Film
Categories: Polymer; Film; Thermoset; Epoxy

Material Notes: Description: VTS243FR is a black-pigmented, flame-retarded, epoxy syntactic-core film capable of initial cure temperatures between 65 and 150°C (149 and 30°F). Following post-cure, a Tg of at least 160°C(320°F) can be achieved. The material is formulated for co-cure with VTM®240 series of pregregs and VTF242FRB surfacing film. VTS243FR is self-extinguishing when tested to ISO3795/FMV302. It is used as a core material to provide rigidity in thin planar components and is a key component in the BPS240 format 2 body panel systems. In this form, VTS243FR is supplied attached to a structural fabric, into which it will infuse during cure. It can also be supplied in sheet form with a lightweight support scrims for general purpose use in constant thickness composite sandwich constructions.

Features & Benefits:

  • 30 days out life at 21°C(70°F)
  • 12 months storage at -18°C (0°F)
  • Available on scrim carriers and structural carbon fiber or glass fiber fabrics
  • Service temperature of 150°C (302°F)
  • Flexible cure characteristics between 65 to 150°C z9149 to 302°F) under vacuum only or higher pressures
  • Self-extinguishes when tested to ISO 3795/FMVS302

Information provided by Cytec, subsequently acquired by Solvay.

Available Properties
  • Density, cured 1 hr at 120°C, 6.2 bar
  • Storage Temperature
  • Maximum Service Temperature, Air
  • Glass Transition Temp, Tg, DMA E' onset
  • Glass Transition Temp, Tg, DMA E' onset Postcured
  • Cure Time
  • Cure Time
  • Cure Time
  • Cure Time
  • Shelf Life
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Solvay, former Rhodia Engineering Plastics

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