Hexcel reports that its HexPly M9 prepreg has received Type Approval Certification from DNV GL for use in marine applications.

According to the company, the prepreg material enables shorter cure cycles at 100°C and is available in high tack and medium tack variants. HexPly M9 is also available with a range of unidirectional, woven, and multiaxial reinforcements. It can be used with HexTow IMC2 and HexTow HM54 / HM63 fibers to make composite structures such as masts, wing sails, and foils with increased glass transition temperatures (Tg) and improved long-term fatigue performance. 

‘Our latest Type Approval Certification is an important part of our strategy to provide the most complete package of DNV GL certified composite materials for the marine sector,’ said Andreas Sageder, product manager. ‘With the addition of our M9 prepreg resin systems, mast, ship, and boat builders have an expanded range of processing and cure options available for parts requiring higher Tg and improved fatigue performance.’

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