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Solvay CYFORM® 22 Epoxy Tooling Prepreg
Categories: Polymer; Thermoset; Epoxy

Material Notes: Description: CYFORM 22 is a proven, high-performance and cost-effective, low-temperature-curing epoxy tooling system available with either carbon or glass reinforcement. CYFORM 22 allows high-quality tooling laminates to be produced directly from a low-temperature master model. After vacuum bag/oven or autoclave processing for the initial cure, the tool laminate can be de-molded and post-cured “free-standing”. CYFORM 22 is supplied in roll form with a standard roll length of 25 yards (25 meters). Standard material width is 50 inches (1000 – 1270mm). Materials are shipped frozen and in insulated boxes.

Features & Benefits:

  • Provides versatile low temperature curing options from 7 days at 68°F (20°C) to 5 hours at 130°F (55°C)
  • Manufactured to ensure uniform resin distribution in fabrics with <1% volatile content
  • Formulated for long-term thermal oxidative stability during normal 350°F (177°C) service
  • Exhibits low and predictable shrinkage with both carbon and glass fiber reinforcement
  • Closely matches the thermal expansion coefficient of composite parts reducing dimensional inaccuracies and residual stress levels
  • When used with a surface gel coat, produces tools of extremely low void content via vacuum-bag-only processing if autoclave facilities are not available
  • Determined safe to use via extensive toxicological screening (contains no MDA or VCHDs)
Suggested Applications:
  • Tools used for manufacture of composite components where the master model is made of high-CTE material
  • Ideally suited for the rapid manufacture of complex mold tooling; e.g., Formula 1 race cars

Information provided by Cytec, subsequently acquired by Solvay.

Available Properties
  • Volatiles, Carbon
  • Volatiles, Glass
  • Flexural Modulus, GPT, After post-cure
  • Flexural Modulus, GPT, After thermal cycling
  • Flexural Modulus, GPT, After post-cure
  • Flexural Modulus, GPT, After post-cure
  • Flexural Modulus, GPT, After thermal cycling
  • Flexural Modulus, CP200, After thermal cycling
  • Flexural Modulus, CP200, After post-cure
  • Flexural Modulus, CP200, After thermal cycling
  • Flexural Modulus, CP200, After post-cure
  • Flexural Modulus, CP200, After post-cure
  • CTE, linear, Carbon
  • CTE, linear, Glass
  • Maximum Service Temperature, Air, long-term
  • Glass Transition Temp, Tg, Carbon
  • Glass Transition Temp, Tg, Glass
  • Shrinkage, Carbon
  • Shrinkage, Glass
  • Gel Time, Carbon
  • Gel Time, Glass
  • Gel Time, Carbon
  • Gel Time, Glass
  • Shelf Life, Carbon
  • Shelf Life, Glass
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Manufacturer Notes:
Solvay, former Rhodia Engineering Plastics

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