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    Unsurpassed Epoxy Resin Application Expertise

    Hexion’s epoxy products play an integral and important role across a wide variety of applications from coatings and electrical laminates to composites and adhesives. With over 50 years of formulation expertise, we can also optimize our resin and curing agent formulations to fit your specific application requirements and take your process to the next level. 

     

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  • Epoxy Resin Products for Aerospace Composites

    An aerospace industry partner for over 50 years, Hexion is a global, recognized supplier of key building blocks and formulated systems for lightweight aerospace composite materials.

    We offer technically advanced, high-performance and cost-efficient thermoset solutions that challenge the industry status quo and allow customers to design and produce the lighter, carbon- and glass-fiber-reinforced composite structures needed for the next generation of aircraft. With our comprehensive and established product portfolio and responsive global service team, Hexion is committed to fulfilling the ever-changing demands of the global aerospace industry well into the future.

    We offer resins, curing agents and modifiers for composites in the following application areas:

    • Interior—Products to exceed regulatory requirements including the most stringent FST standards, suitable for a range of processes; long-term partnering and responsive innovation
    • Structural—Proven track record; formulated systems for various applications; secure building block supply; resins for out-of-autoclave (OOA); expertise in close molding
    • General Aviation—Historic commitment; guaranteed support and availability; strong, strategic portfolio for ultra-light to fully certified aircraft
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    Aerospace Composites-INTERIOR


    Epoxy and Phenolic Formulated Systems 

    Resin SystemSystem Properties & PerformanceRemarks
    Tg
    (°C/°F)
    Prepreg
    Outlife at
    23°C
    (days)
    Prepreg
    Outlife at
    -18°C
    Solvenated      Fire           Smoke        Toxicity   Heat Release
    Rate
    (HRR)
    Prepreg-Epoxy         
    EPIKOTE™ Resin 809/EPIKURE™ Curing Agent 709
    EPIKURE Catalyst 100
    120/2481490Y
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    • Secondary structural components for
      commercial aircraft
    • Good adhesion to various cell structures
    • Sef-extinguishing EP system
     
    EPIKOTE Resin 03859/5
    EPIKURE Curing Agent 03859/5
    EPIKURE Catalyst 03859/5
    120/2481490Y
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    • Interior applications such as flooring, in
      combination with phenolic EPONOL™ Resin
      3501 for co-curing
    • Self-extinguishing EP system
     
    EPIKOTE Resin 04332/EPIKURE Curing Agent 04332
    EPIKURE Catalyst 04332
    120/2481490N
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    • Self-extinguishing interior parts for
      aerospace
    • B-stage required
     
    Prepreg-Phenolic         
    EPONOL Resin 2489>120/2481490Y
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    • Aircraft interior: crushed-core construction,
      e.g. curved wall panels
    • Closed mold process
    • Fast cure process
     
    EPONOL Resin 3501/A
    EPONOL Resin 3501/B
    120/2481490Y
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    • Aircraft interior flooring
    • Co-curing with epoxy resin in combination
      with EPIKOTE Resin System 03859/5
     
    EPONOL Resin 2485>>140/2841490Y
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    • Aircraft interior
    • Various applications where low heat release
      is required
     
    EPONOL Resin 1790>>100/2121490Y
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    • Aircraft interior, water-based unmodified
      phenolic prepreg system
     
     
     
     
     Good
     
     
     
     
     Better
     
     
     
     
     Best
     
     

    Resin System System Properties & PerformanceRemarks
    Tg
    (°C/°F)
    Viscosity at
    25°C
    Pot LifeFireSmokeToxicityHRR
    RTM/VARTM/Infusion        
    EPONOL Resin 2509/EPONOL Resin 2501/B80/17640060
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    • Low viscosity
    • Flame retardant
    • Excellent surface
     
    CELLOBOND™ Resin J 2027 X
    PHENCAT™ Catalyst 10/PHENCAT Catalyst 382
    80/17618520-60
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    • Low viscosity
    • Excellent fiber wettability
    • Ideal for RTM and VI
     
     
     
     
     Good
     
     
     
     
     Better
     
     
     
     
     Best
     
     

    Phenolic Building Blocks 

    Phenolic Resin System Properties & PerformanceRemarks
    Tg
    (°C/°F)
    Viscosity at
    25°C
    Shelf LifeFireSmokeToxicityHRR
    Durite™ Resin SC1008145/2932404 weeks
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    • Meet Industry FST standard for aircraft
    • Ballistics (HJ1 and Mil-DTL-64154 and
      Mil-R-9299C)
    • High char yield
    • Ease of processing
     
     
     
     
     Good
     
     
     
     
     Better
     
     
     
     
     Best
     
     

    For more information, speak with a Hexion representative.

    Aerospace Composites-STRUCTURAL 


    Epoxy Formulated Systems

     

    Epoxy Resin SystemSystem Properties & PerformanceRemarks
    Tg
    (°C/°F)
    Prepreg Outlife at 23°C
    (days)
    Prepreg Outlife at -18°C
    (days)
    Solvenated
    Prepreg     
    EPIKOTE™ Resin 809/EPIKURE™ Curing Agent 709
    EPIKURE Catalyst 100
    120/2481490Y
    • Secondary structural components for
      commercial aircraft
    • Good adhesion to various cell structures
    • Self-extinguishing EP system
     
    EPIKOTE Resin 03859/5
    EPIKURE Curing Agent 03859/5
    EPIKURE Catalyst 03859/5
    120/2481490Y
    • Interior application such as flooring, with
      phenolic EPONOL™ Resin 3501 for co-curing
    • Self-extinguishing EP system
    •  
     
    EPIKOTE Resin 475/EPIKURE Curing Agent 375
    HELOXY™ Additive 575
    200/4051490N
    • Hot-melt prepreg for primary structural parts
    • 350 °F cure
    • Excellent mechanical and hot/wet
      performance
     
     
     
     
     Good
     
     
     
     
     Better
     
     
     
     
     Best
     
     
    1) Pot life of 100g in a waterbath at 30°C
    2) At 25°C
     

    Epoxy Resin SystemSystem Properties & PerformanceRemarks
    Tg
    (°C/°F)
    Viscosity at 80°CPot Life at 80°C
    (hours)
    Minimum Inlet
    Temperature
    Viscosity
    Development
    Time On Tool
    RTM/VARTM/Infusion       
    EPIKOTE System 600200/405250380
     
     
     
     
     
     
    • Available in 1 and 2 components
    • High performance
    • Standard RTM system in aeronautics
    • Requires post cure
     
    EPIKOTE System 600 PLUS200/405250880
     
     
     
     
     
     
    • Available in 1 and 2 components
    • Very long injection window
    • High modulus for improved compressive
      properties in carbon fiber laminates
    • Optimized for complex and large structures
     
    EPIKOTE Resin 484/EPIKURE Curing Agent 05524200/405100
    (at 50°C)
    1
    (at 50°C)
    50
     
     
     
     
     
     
    • Fast cure
    • High Tg and wet Tg
    • Good mechanical performance
     
     
     
     
     Good
     
     
     
     
     Better
     
     
     
     
     Best
     
     
    1) Pot life of 100g in a waterbath at 30°C
    2) At 25°C
     

    Epoxy Resin SystemSystem Properties & PerformanceRemarks
    Tg
    (°C/°F)
    Particle Size
    (microns)
    Weight Amount
    (%)
    Shelf Life
    (years)
    Particle Size
    Distribution
    Conformability
    Preform Binder       
    EPIKOTE Resin 05311100/21290
    (70% particle
    size below 90)
    3:92.5
     
     
     
     
     
     
    • Airbus qualified and approved
    • Airbus specification IPS 10-10-004-01 Issue 4
    • Various application options
    • Double or single side preform usage
     
     
     
     
     Good
     
     
     
     
     Better
     
     
     
     
     Best
     
     
    1) Pot life of 100g in a waterbath at 30°C
    2) At 25°C
     

    Epoxy Resin SystemSystem Properties & PerformanceRemarks
    Tg
    (°C/°F)
    DIN EN ISO
    11357
    Pot Life
    (min)1
    DIN EN 14022
    Crystallization
    Stability
    Process
    Robustness
    Ambient CureSurface Quality
    Filament Winding       
    EPIKOTE Resin 862/EPIKURE Curing Agent W/3402160°C / 320°F>20 hrs2
     
     
     
     
     
     
    NA
     
     
     
    • Low viscosity
    • Long working time
    • Low moisture absorption
    • Good Tg
    • Good elongation
     
     
     
     
     Good
     
     
     
     
     Better
     
     
     
     
     Best
     
     
    1) Pot life of 100g in a waterbath at 30°C
    2) At 25°C
     

    Epoxy System Building Blocks

     

    Epoxy Resin Resin Properties
    Viscosity
    (Pa.s)
    Epoxy
    Equivalent
    Weight
    (g/eq)
    CAS NumberChemical NameChemical Structure
    EPIKOTE Resin 4963-6 (50°C)110-12028768-32-3Tetraglycidyl methylendianiline 
    EPIKOTE Resin 4980.550-0.850 (25°C)95-1065026-74-4Triglycidyl para aminophenol 
    EPIKOTE Resin 4002.5-6 (25°C)95-1025026-74-4Triglycidyl meta aminophenol 
    EPON Resin 8344.5-7.5 (40°C)
    2.1-2.4 (40% m/m
    solution in methyl
    ethyl ketone) (25°C)
    235.3-263.225068-38-6Bisphenol A diglycidylether 
    EPIKOTE Resin 049768-12 (25°C)184-190
    EPON Resin 8266.5-9.5 (25°C)178-186
    EPIKOTE Resin 051278-10 (25°C)178.9-184.2
    EPON Resin 8255-6.5 (25°C)175-180
    EPIKOTE Resin 1624-5 (25°C)167-171
    EPIKOTE/EPON Resin 8622.5-4.5 (25°C)165-1739003-36-5Bisphenol F diglycidylether 
    EPIKOTE Resin 1581-1.4 (25°C)158-160
    EPIKOTE Resin 1692-2.8 (25°C)164-16725068-38-6 /
    9003-36-5
    Blend of bisphenol A and bisphenol F diglycidylether 
    EPON Resin 16510-20 (130°C)200-23037382-79-9Formaldehyde, polymer with
    (chloromethyl) oxirane and methylphenol
     
    EPIKOTE Resin 6156-6.5 (80°C)160-18066072-38-6Triphenol methane triglycidyl ether 
    EPON Resin 1031Z-Z5 measured on
    80% weight solution
    in MEK (Gardner)
    195-2307328-97-4Tetraphenolethane tetraglycidylether 
    EPON Resin SU81-6 (130°C)195-23028906-96-9BPA epoxy novolac 
    EPIKOTE Resin 15431-40 (52°C)176.1-18028064-14-4Phenol epoxy novolac 


    Curing Agent Building Blocks

     

    ProductProperties
    ViscosityParticle SizeCAS NumberAcronymChemical NameChemical Structure
    EPIKURE Curing Agent 778Pasty20461-58-5DICYDicyanodiamide 
    EPIKURE Curing Agent 710Pasty30
    EPIKURE Curing Agent 390Pasty2080-08-04,4 DDS4,4'-Diaminodiphenyl
    sulfone
     
    EPIKURE Catalyst 130Pasty10330-54-1Diuron3-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)-1,1-
    dimethylurea
     
    EPIKURE Catalyst 120Pasty30
    EPIKURE Catalyst 126Pasty10150-68-5Monuron3-(4-chlorophenyl)-1,1-
    dimethylurea
     

    For more information, speak with a Hexion representative.


    Aerospace Composites-GENERAL AVIATION


    (FAR21/CSR23, Gliders and Motor Gliders, Ultralights)


    Epoxy Formulated Systems

     

    Epoxy Resin System System Properties & PerformanceRemarks
    Tg
    (°C/°F)
    Viscosity
    (25°C)
    Pot Life at 25°C
    (hours)
    Minimum Cure Temperature
    for Green Strength
    RTM/VARTM/Infusion     
    EPIKOTE™ Resin MGS™ L20/EPIKURE™ Curing Agent MGS LH SL120/240300300RT setting + 50°C/120°F
    • Proven and used in CS23 / FAR23, CS22
    • LBA/RHV approved
     
    EPIKOTE Resin MGS RIMR 935/EPIKURE Curing Agent MGS RIMH 936-937120250300RT setting + 50°C/120°F
    • Proven and used in CS23 / FAR23, CS22
     
    EPIKOTE Resin MGS LR 418/EPIKURE Curing Agent MGS LH 418130/266650300RT setting + 50°C/120°F
    • Proven and used in CS23 / FAR23, CS22
    • LBA/RHV approved
     
    Hand Lay-up     
    EPIKOTE Resin MGS L20/EPIKURE Curing Agent MGS LH SL120/2403006RT setting + 50°C/120°F
    • Proven and used in CS23 / FAR23, CS22
    • LBA/RHV approved
     
    EPIKOTE Resin MGS L20/EPIKURE Curing Agent MGS LH 9170/16065010 minRoom temperature
    • Proven and used in CS23 / FAR23, CS22
    • LBA/RHV approved
    • Excellent RT cure
     
    EPIKOTE Resin MGS LR 285/EPIKURE Curing Agent MGS LH 285-2871155004Room temperature
    • LBA/RHV approved
    • Industry benchmark for gliders, motor gliders (CS22)
    • Also used for CS23 certified applications
     
    EPIKOTE Resin MGS LR 940/EPIKURE Curing Agent MGS LH 285-288100/212ca. 10002RT setting + 50°C/120°F
    • Flame retardant hand lay- up system
    • For engine components and interior
     
    EPIKOTE Resin MGS LR 418/EPIKURE Curing Agent MGS LH 418130/2666506RT setting + 50°C/120°F
    • Proven and used in CS23 / FAR23, CS22
    • LBA/RHV approved
     

    For more information, speak with a Hexion representative.