Technology company L&L Products has launched a thermoplastic resin with adhesive properties.

According to the company, T-Link resin also has the same recyclability, repairability and formability of an engineering thermoplastic, helping reduce process cycle times.

‘Some manufacturers use a lot of two-part epoxy adhesives that take many hours to cure and have long startup and layup times,’ said Brandon Madaus, material development technical specialist at L&L. ‘Here, we can successfully replace these often messy, two-part resin systems with L&L-developed one-component products that can be co-cured with their composite structure for reduced cycle times.’

The material is available in resin pellets, film, yarn, powder, fiber veil and unidirectional composite/tape forms.

This story uses material from L&L Products, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.