Structural & Chassis

Arotran™ and Derakane™ resins and resin systems can be utilized in the automotive and heavy-truck markets for structural part applications and will provide the parts with excellent mechanical properties and toughness. Arotran and Derakane structural SMC resins utilize nano-composite materials to provide original equipment manufacturers and molders with lower-mass SMCs which result in lighter parts while maintaining structural integrity.

Epoxy Vinyl Ester Resins

ProductApplications

Derakane 788/780/782 Resin System

  • Derakane 788 resin system is a blend of thickenable bis-A epoxy vinyl ester resin and a low profile additive. This system is designed for use in SMC and BMC. Features include good heat resistance, excellent shrink control, high tensile elongation, and good dimensional tolerance.
  • Derakane 780 resin system is a thickenable novolac based epoxy vinyl ester resin for use in SMC and BMC applications.  Derakane 780 resin system features include excellent physical properties, high heat and corrosion resistance, and good retention of physical properties up to 150 °C.
  • Derakane 782 resin system is a high-strength, thickenable, bis-A based epoxy vinyl ester resin for use in SMC and BMC. Features include excellent physical properties, good heat resistance, high tensile elongation, and good dimensional tolerance.
  • Bumper and Impact Beam
  • Cross-Member
  • Drive Shaft
  • Leaf Spring
  • Wheels
  • Wiper-system Carrier
  • GOR/GOP/Headlamp Support

Carbon Fiber Systems

ProductApplications

Arotran 300 Resin System

The Arotran 300 resin system was developed to address the automotive industry’s need for light-weight, high-strength resin systems utilizing carbon fiber. The resin system is based on Epoxy Vinyl Ester chemistry and nano-composite technology. Parts made with this resin technology will produce carbon fiber SMC structural composites with very high mechanical properties.

  • Bumper Impact Beam
  • Cross-Member
  • Drive Shaft
  • Leaf Spring
  • Wheels
  • Wiper-system carrier
  • GOR/GOP/Headlamp Support

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