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Epoxy and Phenolic 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 and Cellobond™ phenolic resin systems.

  • For prepreg
  • Can meet Rail Fire Safety Standards EN 45545 category HL2 and HL3
  • Superior mechanical properties
  • Lighter than steel
  • For use in combination with Phenolic and Epoxy Resins, available Fire Resistant Gelcoat Cellobond™ ULF GC84-500_D for roll and spray application
  • Cellobond™ Phenolic Resins won the Health and Safety Award 2017 from the UK Composites Associations

 

 Curing ConditionsRemarks
 Time(h)Temp(°C) 
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.

 

 

 

Resins GradeViscosity at 25°C[cP]Solids at 135°C[%]Water Content [%]Free phenol [%]Free formaldehyde [%]SolventCommentsApplication
Cellobond™ J 2027 X01180-27072-7614-16< 10< 0.1WaterFree Formaldehyde <0,1%, catalyst cured, excellent fire and smokes propertiesRTM, VI, VARI
Cellobond™ J 2042 X01Thixotropic
(TI=1.7-3.8)
-14-16< 10< 0.1WaterFree Formaldehyde <0,1%, catalyst cured, excellent fire and smokes propertiesHand lamination
 
Cellobond™ULF PS90-206_D2000-300065-70max. 3.0max. 5< 0.1AlcoholFree Formaldehyde <0,1%, catalyst cured, excellent fire and smokes properties, Flexibility, faster processingPrepreg
Cellobond™ULF PS90-207_D325-42556.5-60.5max. 3.5max. 5< 0.1AlcoholFree Formaldehyde <0,1%, catalyst cured, excellent fire and smokes properties, Flexibility, faster processingPrepreg
Cellobond™ULF PS90-601_D2500-300072-76max. 36.5-8.5< 0.1AlcoholFree Formaldehyde <0,1%, improved fire and smokes properties and flexibilityPrepreg
Cellobond™ PF 1143 V50-7545-483-513-16max. 0.2AlcoholMil R-9299 certifiedHoneycomb
Cellobond™ SC1008P (EU)
Durite™ SC-1008 (USA)
180-30058-642-410-18max. 2AlcoholMil R-9299 / Mil-DTL-64154 certifiedPrepreg
Durite™ SC-830A200-30067-7220-257-9max. 1WaterMil-DTL-64154 certifiedHoneycomb

 

To be used with our Phencat™ catalysts selection for your manufacturing processes and desired pot life and curing time

1Article published by kind permission of Railway Interiors International, Annual Showcase 2017. Copyright details: © 2017 UKi Media & Events. All rights reserved. 
2Article published by kind permission of Railway Interiors International, Annual Showcase 2018. Copyright details: © 2018 UKi Media & Events. All rights reserved.