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Umeco to Showcase High-performance Prepregs and Adhesives at the Farnborough Show

Published on 2012-06-28. Author : SpecialChem

Umeco Structural materials,one of the leading provider of high performance prepregs and adhesives to the aerospace, space and military industries, is exhibiting examples of Airbus-qualified prepregs at the Farnborough show.

Umeco leads the way in Out-of-Autoclave (OoA) prepreg processing technology for primary and secondary aircraft structures, and has its MTM®44-1, MTM®45-1, MTM®46 epoxy prepregs in use at major airframers, including Airbus.

Visitors to the Umeco stand will see an aerospace sandwich panel manufactured using a combination of the company's MTM®44-1 OoA carbon fabric prepreg and MTF246 sandable surface improvement film. This combination enables the customer to produce paint-ready parts with minimal reworking and curing costs.

Also on display will be an integrally-stiffened monolithic wing skin demonstrator section manufactured using Umeco's OoA MTM®44-1 carbon unidirectional prepreg. This material was chosen for its high toughness, low density and ability to produce low void content parts using vacuum bag moulding.

About Umeco

Umeco's activities are global and focused on delivering advanced composites innovation and a range of services, from structural and process materials to tooling and distribution solutions to its customers.

Umeco is an international provider of advanced composite materials, primarily to the aerospace and defence wind energy, recreation and automotive industries. Serving high growth, global end markets, Umeco is managed through two business streams operating from facilities across Europe, the USA and China. Structural Materials focuses on the development, manufacture and supply of advanced composite materials. Process Materials focuses on the development, manufacture and supply of processing materials and tooling for the advanced composites industry. Customers include Boeing, Airbus, BAE Systems, manufacturers of wind turbine blades, a number of manufacturers of high performance super cars and Formula 1 teams.

Source: Umeco

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