A tool made with PRF’s new RP-802 epoxy tooling prepreg.
A tool made with PRF’s new RP-802 epoxy tooling prepreg.

PRF Composite Materials has developed new RP-801 and RP-802 tooling prepreg systems.

The RP-801 industry-standard tooling system has a cure cycle of 8hrs at 60°C and a tack life of 5 days (at 20°C), while RP-802 Overnight Cure offers double the tack life (10 days at 20°C) with a 16hrs cure at 60°C or 8hrs at 70°C. Both systems have a Tg of 190°C after post cure.

‘From listening to our customers, we understood that our new tooling system had to match industry standards, but our market research also suggested the need for increased flexibility from a tooling system with extended tack life and out life,’ said MD Robert Burnell.

The systems are available on PRF’s carbon (200g/m² Twill 2/2 and 645g/m² Twill 2/2) and glass (300g/m² 8H Satin and 800g/m² Twill 2/2) fabrics.

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