Cytec Industrial Materials will be exhibiting on Stand No.: N6-374 at the DSEI show in the ExCeL centre, London between the 10 and 13 September 2013.
Our prepreg products are used extensively in a variety of defence applications. These range from ballistic and blast protection systems in armoured fighting vehicles to structural components for vehicle and naval applications as well as radomes and communication dishes. Foot soldiers are also well-provided for with advanced composite materials used in lightweight protective helmets and body armour.
To demonstrate our expertise in the ballistics arena we will exhibit:
· A panel manufactured using a hot press moulding technique with Cytec’s S2-Glass® reinforced MTM®248S epoxy resin prepreg. This panel can be moulded to the requisite shape to manufacture spall liners which match the contours of the vehicle interior, thus increasing the protected area while reducing overall component weight. The material is currently in full-scale production and ballistics protection parts have now been supplied for fitment to an in-service fleet of vehicles.
· Dismounted soldier protection items including a helmet and a body armour vest; both are life-saving equipment for those operating on the front line.
Our extensive R&D facility includes a team dedicated to developing a wide variety of materials for specific customer needs. This activity has resulted in world-leading technologically advanced prepregs, adhesives and ancillaries which provide oven/vacuum bag and autoclave processing options. We also supply compatible vacuum bagging consumables (available individually or as kits) developed specifically to meet the needs of the Defence industry. Customer, design and manufacturing support completes the picture, all of which can be seen on our stand at DSEI this September.
Our Industrial Materials segment provides advanced composite and process materials for aerospace, automotive, wind energy, motorsport, marine, mass transportation and other demanding applications. Our focus on technology and application expertise allows customers to adopt more efficient manufacturing approaches. Our product portfolio supports the end-to-end manufacturing of composite parts and includes tooling, fibre, prepregs, resin systems, vacuum bagging, and adhesive, resin and surfacing films.