Advanced Composites Group Ltd. (ACG), part of Umeco Composites Structural Materials (UCSM), will be exhibiting its composite technology on Stand A12 at the 2010 Farnborough International Airshow from the 19th to 25th July 2010.
ACG, a manufacturer a wide range of epoxy, cyanate ester, bismaleimide and phenolic resin systems for use in aerospace, space and defence applications, will be co-exhibiting with Pattonair International Ltd, the global distribution and supply chain management business of Umeco PLC.
MTM44-1, ACG's Out-of-Autoclave (OoA) pre-impregnated (prepreg) system, which has received Airbus qualification in both fabric and unidirectional formats for primary and secondary structures, is a toughened epoxy matrix optimised for low pressure vacuum-bag processing curing at 130°C and full performance after a 180°C postcure. Airbus and ACG have underpinned the qualification of MTM44-1 by signing a framework contract that will provide commercial and technical stability to Airbus subcontractors adopting this new technology over the coming years.
Centre stage will be the BTT-3 Banshee aerial target system, one of a range of remotely piloted vehicles offered by Meggitt Defence Systems. Parts of BTT-3 Banshee have been moulded using ACG's MTM57 epoxy prepreg system. The Banshee is in active service in over 30 countries, including 10 within NATO.
ACG's representatives will be on hand to discuss and demonstrate the full range of structural solutions exhibited on the stand. ACG caters for the needs of all markets and delivers optimised product formats to short lead-times, a service which is supported by a global network of dedicated sales and support agencies.