Starfire Systems, Inc., a leader in the field of Polymer-to-Ceramic™ technology, is proud to announce the completion of an extended development program with Cytec, focusing on applications for Formula One and the wider Motorsport industry.
During the program, Starfire provided propriety polymers, engineered compounds and manufacturing know-how and assisted Cytec who, through further research and product enhancements, have developed a novel experimental lightweight ceramic matrix prepreg system, for applications such as exhausts and heat shields where temperatures can reach as high as 800C.
Cytec's new product, EF1812, has been subject to extensive customer testing with positive feedback showing the product to be resilient in service up to 800C.
EF1812 components, subsequent to an initial 190C autoclave cure, require a series of re-impregnation and pyrolysis cycles to reach optimum density. Starfire and Cytec are working together to offer a linked supply chain for those customers without full in-house processing capabilities and manufacturing expertise.
The system permits the use of standard 3k carbon fiber woven fabrics reinforcement which contributes to the overall cost effectiveness.
"We are very excited to continue our relationship with Cytec. Since our partnership began in January 2011, Cytec's product development efforts have helped us advance our materials for application in the motor racing community and we look forward to further advancing our technology as a result of our combined efforts," said David Devor, CEO of Starfire Systems.
"Our partnership with Starfire has provided us with another competitive edge in the Motorsport industry," explained Steve Cope, Motorsport Market Sector Manager for Cytec "As a technology leader we are continually looking to advance our product and service offerings, and we will continue to make great strides in developing new pre-preg and components for the motor racing industry."
About Starfire Systems, Inc.
Starfire Systems, a leader in the field of Polymer-to-Ceramic™ technology, engineers advanced materials for customers in need of low cost, environmentally friendly, ceramic components. Their patented processes result in lightweight, durable polymer derived ceramic (PDC) products that offer powerful resistance to the heat that is generated in today's complex technologies, and which utilize manufacturing techniques found to be very versatile compared to the alternatives. With applications for a variety of market sectors, ranging from aerospace and armor, to friction materials and electronics, Starfire materials provide the strength and protection necessary to expand today's technologies in new directions.
About Cytec Industries Inc.
Cytec's vision is to deliver specialty material and chemical technologies beyond our customers' imagination. Our focus on innovation, advanced technology and application expertise enables us to develop, manufacture and sell products that change the way our customers do business. Our pioneering products perform specific and important functions for our customers, enabling them to offer innovative solutions to the industries that they serve. Our products serve a diverse range of end markets including aerospace and industrial materials, mining and plastics.
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