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Solvay LTM® 16 Epoxy with CF0700 Prepreg
Categories: Polymer; Thermoset; Carbon Fiber/Thermoset Composite; Epoxy; Epoxy/Carbon Fiber Composite

Material Notes: LTM10 series tooling prepregs, including LTM ® 16, are low temperature curing epoxy resins systems that can be post cured to produce tools with a service temperature of 200°C (392°F). This series of prepregs is suitable for the manufacture of small to large tools.

Features & Benefits:

  • 2 to 6 days out life at 21°C (70°F)
  • Minimum of 6 months storage at -18°C (0°F)
  • Autoclave cure
  • Mold tools directly from low temperature master
  • Prepregs have excellent tack and drape
  • Initial cure temperatures down to 20°C (68°F)
  • Able to produce tools with low residual stress
  • Unsupported (free standing) post-cure
  • Low tool shrinkage matched to Cytec’s tooling block expansion during cure
  • Low tooling coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) matched with Cytec-supplied backing structures
  • Good retention of mechanical properties up to 180°C (356°F) when fully post cured
  • Long term service up to 200°C (392°F) in air
Product Variants:
LTM10: Suitable for rapid, very low temperature initial cure of smaller tools
LTM12: Suitable for low temperature initial cure of small-medium tools
LTM16: Suitable for low to medium temperature initial cure of large tools due to longer out life

Property data for LTM16/CF0700-32%RW; Cure cycle: 12 hrs at 60°C (140°F), 6.2 bar (90 psi); Post-cure: 15 minutes at 200°C (392°F) + 8 hrs at 190°C (374°F)

Information provided by Cytec, subsequently acquired by Solvay.

Vendors:
Available Properties
  • Density, Post cured, Neat Resin
  • Tensile Strength, ASMT D3039, 0° Orientation
  • Tensile Modulus, ASTM D3039, 0° Orientation
  • Compressive Strength, ASTM D6641, 0° Orientation
  • Compressive Modulus, ASTM D6641, 0° Orientation
  • CTE, linear, Post cured laminated, Carbon tool
  • CTE, linear, Post cured laminated, glass tool
  • Maximum Service Temperature, Air
  • Glass Transition Temp, Tg, Cure at 30°C
  • Glass Transition Temp, Tg, Cure at 40°C
  • Glass Transition Temp, Tg, Cure at 50°C
  • Glass Transition Temp, Tg, Cure at 60°C
  • Glass Transition Temp, Tg, Fully post cured
  • Shrinkage, Post cured laminated, Carbon tool
  • Shrinkage, Post cured laminated, glass tool
  • Cure Time
  • Cure Time
  • Cure Time
  • Cure Time
  • Cure Time
  • Shelf Life
  
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Solvay, former Rhodia Engineering Plastics

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