The basis for the agreement is 3M™ Matrix Resin, 3M's proprietary resin technology designed to enable the production of stronger, lighter, and more durable composites.

"The marriage of technology from 3M and SP - High Modulus will deliver products for marine applications where performance is everything," explains Joe Summers, Head of Product Management at SP-High Modulus.

The first product will be launched at the JEC Composites Show in Paris.

"The new product is a high performance prepreg that shows a considerable increase in compressive strength over our comparable prepreg,” says Summers.