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Epoxy Systems for Structural Rail Composites

For high-strength, lightweight structural composite parts, such as load bearing interior parts, door mountings, shock absorbers and bogies, we offer EPIKOTE™ epoxy resin systems.

  • For prepreg
  • Can meet Rail Fire Safety Standards EN 45545 category HL2
  • Superior mechanical properties
  • Lighter than steel
 Curing ConditionsRemarks
 Time(h)Temp(°C) 
Vacuum Infusion/RTM
Phenolic System
Cellobond Resin J2027X
PHENCAT™ 382 Catalyst
1 h + 3 h post cure60 - 80 °CLow viscosity facilitates wet out of the reinforcement and the long pot life allows injection into warm tools.
Hand lamination
Phenolic System
Cellobond Resin J2027X
PHENCAT 10
1 h + 3-4 h post cure60 - 80 °CFor the manufacture of flat panels or when using fine weave cloths. Pot life up to 20 min for moulding in cooler climates.
Cellobond Resin J2027X
PHENCAT 382
1 h + 3-4 h post cure60 - 80 °CFor the manufacture of flat panels or when using fine weave cloths. Pot life 25 min - 8 hours for moulding in warmer climates.
CELLOBOND Resin J2042X
PHENCAT 10
1 h + 3-4 h post cure60 - 80 °CThixotropic to minimize drainage or sagging in steep sided moulds. Pot life up to 20 min for moulding in cooler climates.
CELLOBOND Resin J2042X
PHENCAT 382
1 h + 3-4 h post cure60 - 80 °CThixotropic to minimize drainage or sagging in steep sided moulds. Potlife 25 min - 8 hours for moulding in warmer climates.
Prepreg
Epoxy Systems
EPIKOTE 6200/6210
EPIKURE™ 710 Curing Agent
EPIKURE 130 Catalyst
60 - 75 min135 - 140 °C
Phenolic Systems
EPONOL 17901.5-2 h cure130°CWater based resin for the manufacture of carbon and glass-fibre fabric tacky and drapable prepregs.
EPONOL 70981.5-2 h cure130°CSolvent based modified resin with high impact strength for the manufacture of carbon and glass-fibre fabric tacky and drapable prepregs.