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.
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
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.
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
Used to connect the bagged assembly to the vacuum pump
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