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Solvay MTM® 57 series Epoxy Matrices
Categories: Polymer; Thermoset; Epoxy

Material Notes: Description: MTM57 series resins are toughened, 80 to 120°C (176 to 248°F) curing, epoxy matrices offering flexible processing and a range of handling characteristics. MTM57 series exhibits excellent toughness and, after a suitable cure, can be used at temperatures up to 90°C (1940°F). Qualified to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety standard no. 302 (flammability of motor vehicle interior materials), and to ISO 3795:1989 (determination of burning behaviors of interior materials for motor vehicles) – when reinforced with 3k carbon fabrics.

Features & Benefits:

  • Versatile processing: autoclave, oven vacuum bag and press molding
  • 30 days out life at 21°C (70°F)
  • 12 months storage at -18°C(0°F)
  • Service temperature up to 90°C (194°F)
  • Flexible curing capability: 80 to 120° (176 to 248°F)
  • MTM57FR & MTM57FRB: self-extinguishing to FAR 25.853(a) flammability specification
  • Cures clear- recommended for cosmetic applications
Product variants:
MTM57S: A MTM57 with equal tack on both sides due to solvent impregnation manufacturing process
MTM57B: Black pigmented variant of MTM57
MTM57OR: Orange pigmented variant of MTM57
MTM57GY: Golden yellow pigmented variant of MTM57
MTM57FR: Flame-retarded variant of MTM57
MTM57FRB: Black pigmented variant of MTM57FR
MTM57-2: Modified tack and improved handling
MTM57-3: Reduced tack for sided impregnation
MTM57-3B: Black pigmented variant of MTM57-3

Information provided by Cytec, subsequently acquired by Solvay.

Available Properties
  • Density, Cured resin, 1 hr at 120°C
  • Density, Cured resin, 1 hr at 120°C, FR products
  • Storage Temperature
  • Maximum Service Temperature, Air
  • Glass Transition Temp, Tg, DMA E' onset Tg, 12 hrs at 80°C, dry
  • Glass Transition Temp, Tg, DMA E' onset Tg, 3 hrs at 100°C, dry
  • Glass Transition Temp, Tg, DMA E' onset Tg, 1 hr at 120°C, dry
  • Cure Time
  • Cure Time
  • Shelf Life
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Manufacturer Notes:
Solvay, former Rhodia Engineering Plastics

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