Enduredge Max epoxy prepregs and unidirectional tapes are said to provide performance and processing characteristics suitable for aerospace, space, radome and defense applications. Photo credit: NEXX Technologies
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC, New York, NY, USA) has announced Airtech International Inc. (Huntington Beach, CA, USA) as a global distribution partner for its NEXX Technologies business division. Airtech will distribute NEXX Technologies’ Enduredge Max ranges of epoxy modified prepreg fabrics and unidirectional tapes in the US, China, Europe and the UK
“In designing our materials growth strategy, Airtech was at the forefront of global distribution,” says Joe Kidd, Managing Director – NEXX Technologies. “Airtech’s position in the composites market with its focus on manufacturing their composites makes them the ultimate distribution partner for NEXX Technologies’ Enduredge Max prepreg fabrics.”
Airtech has six manufacturing/distribution centers around the world, enabling fast and reliable delivery of materials. National distribution centers are in California and Tennessee. International locations include Luxembourg, England and China, with further expansion on the way.
The Enduredge Max portfolio of modified epoxy prepregs offer performance and processing characteristics suitable for aerospace, space, radomes and defense. These advanced materials are said to provide extended life and excellent processing of vacuum bags only. They do not require freezer storage and can be stored at room temperature for up to one year without any changes in rheology or processing conditions. “Due to the unique stability of Enduredge Max products, Airtech will be able to respond and deliver in significantly shorter lead times than legacy prepreg products,” says Kidd.
Enduredge modified epoxy product lines include NT-300, said to provide excellent strength and toughness while providing an exceptional surface finish, making it ideal for any part requiring an aesthetically appealing appearance; NT-350, designed for aerospace secondary and primary structures, space and satellite structures and radomes; and NT-350HT, which offers high strength and high impact resistance for radome applications.
“As a technical partner to our customers, we recognize that NEXX prepregs offer unique enabling features for multiple applications and processes. Their products exhibit excellent mechanical properties with a high quality surface finish, no freezer storage, enabling flexible workflows, reduced waste and energy consumption, and thicker laminate capability,” said Jeff Dahlgren, President and CEO of Airtech. “As a global supplier to the composites industry, we are confident that this industry-advancing partnership will drive innovation and development, bringing game-changing benefits to our customers.”
Enduredge Max products will be on display at the upcoming JEC World show in Paris, France at the NEXX Technologies and Airtech booths.