Reinforcements, Vacuum Consumables, Ancillaries

Vacuum Consumable Products

The Airtech range of vacuum consumables has been designed for use in a wide variety of vacuum bag processes. Such processes include autoclave / prepreg curing, wet lay-up, low temperature oven / prepreg processes and infusion processes.

Gurit has selected a specific range of products which are particularly suitable for working with epoxy prepreg and laminating systems where they are regularly used for the curing of large composite structures at temperatures up to 150°C / 300°F.

RELEASE FILMS

Used to separate and release the laminate from the vacuum stack following the cure of the component. These films are perforated to allow a certain bleed of resin from the laminate into a breather material such as Econoweave 44W

VACUUM BAG FILMS

Used to effectively seal the whole of the area of the composite laminate to be cured

SEALANT TAPE

Used to seal the tool to the vacuum bag in order to provide an airtight seal. The tapes are tacky to ensure a positive seal is achieved against a variety of tool surfaces.

FLASH TAPE

Used to locate vacuum consumable materials or to mask off areas to be painted, sanded or prevent damage. Some tapes have release qualities so they can be used as tool repair tapes

SELF-ADHESIVE MOULD RELEASE

Used to cover moulds as an effective alternative to the use of release wax or liquids

VACUUM FITTINGS

Used to connect the bagged assembly to the vacuum pump

BREATHER FABRICS

Used to absorb excess resin (bleed) from a laminate which is being cured under vacuum. The fabric also allows the air, or any volatiles, to be evacuated prior to, and during the cure cycle