North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) has improved its ThinPreg 80EP product for the marine industry.
North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) has improved its ThinPreg 80EP product for the marine industry.

North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) has launched an upgraded product range based on its ThinPreg 80EP product.

 ThinPreg 80EP, one of the key products of NTPT, is a unidirectional tape made of carbon fibers impregnated with thermoset epoxy resin system 736 with a minimum curing temperature of 80°C. The improved range includes an updated 736 matrix with modified tack and flow behaviour, which is adapted to manufacture thicker ply material (150gsm to 300gsm). It is available in a wide range of fibers including standard, intermediate and high modulus UD reinforcement fibers.

 NTPT has also introduced woven and multiaxial prepreg products based on the same system, along with a high toughness adhesive film. A nano particle property enhanced version of the 736 system has also been developed. The range is supplemented with a prepreg peel ply product, allowing NTPT to offer a comprehensive range of boat building prepreg products.

 ‘Extending our product range will definitely be an advantage for the marine market, because NTPT is able to propose the right products according to the market’s needs,’ said NTPT’s CEO James Austin.

This story is reprinted from material from NTPT, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.