PREMIUM EPOXY INFUSION SYSTEM
- The lowest viscosity PRIME™ infusion resin
- Suitable for infusing structures that utilise carbon, aramid and glass fibres
- Very low exotherm in thick sections
- Germanischer Lloyd approved
PRIME™ 27 is suitable for the female moulding of large, complex components incorporating advanced fibres such as carbon and aramid*. Typical projects include spars, hulls and reinforcing structures.
PRIME™ 27 offers outstanding performance in a variety of liquid infusion processes including SCRIMP™, RIFT(resin infusion under flexible tooling), VARTM (vacuum assisted resin transfer moulding) and RTM (resin transfermoulding).
It is Gurit’s premium infusion system, offering high mechanical and thermal properties, lower viscosity, improvedwetting out and longer working time than PRIME™ 20LV. It achieves excellent mechanical and physical properties,including a high Tg from a moderate (50°C) postcure.
PRIME™ 27 resin uses PRIME™ 20 hardeners to give a range of working times and cure speeds. This enables thegel time of the resin to be closely matched to the required infusion time for any particular size of moulded part.
The system has an exceptionally low exotherm characteristic, which allows thick sections to be manufactured without risk of premature gelation due to exothermic heat build-up. This low exotherm will also extend the life ofmould tools.
All the above properties make PRIME™ 27 a useful product for the infusion of large complex mouldings utilising "higher end" reinforcement fibres such as carbon.
For further advice and comprehensive processing notes please contact Marine Technical Support.
*Unidirectional carbon fibre is acknowledged as difficult to infuse. Please contact a member of our technical team before attempting a carbon infusion with PRIME™ 27