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Composite Materials for Aerospace Interiors

For manufacturers and molders of interior aerospace parts, we offer a proven portfolio, long-term partnership and continuous R&D that allow us to supply phenolic and epoxy products that:

  • Can meet all regulatory requirements, including the strictest FST standards
  • Suit multiple processing methods such as prepreg (hot-melt and solvent-based), filament winding, hand lamination, and VARTM
  • Anticipate the changing needs of commercial aviation

Epoxy and Phenolic Formulated Systems

Resin SystemSystem Properties & PerformanceRemarks
Tg
(°C/°F)
Prepreg
Outlife at
23°C
(days)
Prepreg
Outlife at
-18°C
SolvenatedFireSmokeToxicityHeat
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 VARTM
EPON FlameX Resin 9600 / EPIKURE FlameX Curing Agent 970085°C (185°F)250 – 300 cP (Viscosity at 60°C)2h (time to 1,000 cP)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Aircraft interior and secondary structure
  • Excellent cycle time and surface quality
  • Ideal for high throughput processing of complex parts
  • Ideal for RTM / VARTM / Infusion
 
 
 
 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
ProcessProductPropertiesCuring
Honeycomb DipPre-PregSMCRTMPultrusionVacuum InfusionHand Lay UpViscosity [cP]
25°C
Water content
[%]
Free phenol
[%]
Free formaldehyde
[%]
Standard Pot Life
[min]
Catalyst CurigHeat Curing
 
 
 
 
Cellobond™ J 2027 X01180-27014-16max. 10.0<0.112-18
 
 
Cellobond™ J 2042 X01Thixotropic
(TI=1.7-3.8)
10-13max. 10.0<0.112-18
 
 
 
Cellobond™ J 6021 X011,000-3,0003.5-5.510-15<0.19-18 (P15)
 
Plate Gel /
B-Time [Min] 150°C
 
Cellobond™ SC 1008 P180-3002-410-16max. 1.314-22 (130°C)
 
 
Cellobond™ PF 1143 V50-90 (20°C)max. 5.0max. 16max. 0.23-6
 

ApplicationProcessingResinCatalylstBenefit
AblativesFriction/BrakingInteriorsCompression MoldingPre-Preg Compression MoldingHoneycomb Dip  Fire ResistanceReduced Smoke & ToxicityImproved Dimensional StabilityHigh StrengthIncreased Flexural Strength
 
 
Durite™ SC-1008Phencat™ P10, P15 or 382
 
 
 
 
 
 
Durite™ FL-756APhencat™ P10, P15 or 382
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Durite™ SC-748AThermal cure
 
 
 
 

For more information, speak with a Hexion representative.