Huntsman Advanced Materials has launched four new products in its range of adhesives and composites systems.

For the aerospace market the company has developed Epocast 1648 and Epocast 1649-1 edge and void fillers for aircraft interior construction. Both products offer low density, fast cure and meet flame, smoke and toxicity (FST) requirements, Huntsman said. The materials can be used for potting, ditch potting, edge filling and the reinforcement of honeycomb structures. Epocast 1648 has a compressive strength of 7,250 psi (49.9 MPa) which makes it suitable for utilization in higher load applications, while Epocast 1649-1 has an easy-to use mix ratio and a 12-month shelf life.

Huntsman says that it has also introduced a new acrylate product range for extreme conditions. Araldite 2050 and Araldite 2051 structural adhesives can reportedly speed up bonding operations in sub-zero temperatures, and in saltwater or high humidity conditions. A

Araldite 2050 is a fast curing, two-part acrylate designed to accelerate the structural bonding of thermoplastics, composites and metals at temperatures from -20 to 25°C (-4 to 77°F) without additional heat, while Araldite 2051 is a fast curing, two-part acrylate that has improved toughness and resilience to vibrations, impact and dynamic loading at temperatures from 0 to 40°C without additional heat.

The company will be showcasing the new products at SAMPE 2019, taking place inCharlotte, NC, USA, from 21–22 May 2019.

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