AME™ epoxy vinyl ester and modified epoxy vinyl ester resins
AME premium resins are the preferred and trusted resins for the most respected boat builders in the world. These epoxy vinyl ester and modified epoxy vinyl ester resins have been designed to address the premium boat builder’s performance and production needs. Now well into the second decade since the original formulations, AME resins can meet a wide range of gel times, viscosities and application needs.
AME resins provide physical and fatigue resistant properties that greatly exceed traditional resin properties. The resins have excellent resilience, fatigue life, blister resistance and high heat deformation temperature to ensure long-lasting cosmetic appearance and performance in varying weather and water conditions.
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AME resins are available in spray-up and, hand lay-up versions as well as infusion and RTM lite versions for hulls, decks, small part production and tooling. AME resins can also be used as a skin-coat.
● High impact resistant
● Low emission
● Superior blister resistance
● Excellent surface quality
● Fast wet-out of glass fibers
● No foaming
● Superior hydrolysis resistance
● Optimal mechanical properties
● Superior elongation, toughness and HDT
● Germanischer Lloyd approved
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Ashland’s global technology team includes skilled scientists, chemists, engineers and researchers who formulate specialty polymer products. With extensive experience in processes such as hand lay-up, spray-up and closed molding processes such as infusion, resin transfer molding, sheet molding compound, bulk molding compound, pultrusion and cured-in-place pipe, our development team can simulate the manufacturing environment in our world -class facility. This team then applies its specialty chemical expertise to customize polymers that enhance customers’ specific application needs. The team also offers chromatography, spectroscopy, microscopy, spectrometry, thermal analysis and mechanical testing services that validate and verify applications of its products to ensure quality control and safety.
Composite polymers mechanical testing
Mechanical testing provides test data to characterize the mechanical integrity of molded resin castings, composites, laminates and sections of molded parts. The data is used to qualify materials for customer specifications, to help design materials for optimum end-use performance or to evaluate the effects of exposure environments on mechanical integrity. The material strength can be evaluated in a variety of deformations:
● Tensile testing – measures the stiffness and strength of a material as it is being pulled apart in tension.
● Flex testing – measures the stiffness and strength of a material as it is being deformed in three-point flexural bending.
● Fatigue testing – applies to a cyclical load or strain to the sample and determines the resiliency or durability of the material by measuring the number of cycles to failure.