Hexcel has supplied a range of low-temperature curing prepreg to make a light aircraft.
Hexcel has supplied a range of low-temperature curing prepreg to make a light aircraft.

Hexcel has reportedly supplied a range of low-temperature curing prepreg to make a light aircraft.

According to the company, its HexPly M79 prepregs can be cured at temperatures as low as 70°C for eight hours or 80°C for four hours, and when used with Hexcel’s air venting grid technology, HexPly M79 UD carbon tapes can be laminated with reduced debulking steps to produce void contents <1% irrespective of laminate thickness.

Plans are to integrate more prepregs across the range of aircraft to improve lightweighting further, Hexcel said.

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