Epoxy Prepregs

SC 160

160ºC TG COSMETIC CARBON PREPREG
  • Ultra high clarity – ideal for cosmetic components with no white-wash or spots
  • High-strength prepreg system
  • Versatile process window with autoclave and press moulding
  • Curable at temperatures as low as 130°C (266°F)
  • 90 minute cure at 160°C (320°F)
  • 30 minute cure at 180°C (356°F)
  • Excellent tack and drape allowing easy in-mould repositioning

SC 160 is a cosmetic grade prepreg that utilises a high clarity, versatile, hot-melt epoxy resin formulation.

The unique formulation ensures that no white-wash or spots are evident in the cured resin. It is ideal for manufacturing high visual quality components using autoclave and press moulding. It can be cured at temperatures as low as 130°C (266°F), or it can be used for faster moulding of components at 160°C (320°F). An even faster cure of 30 minutes at 180°C (300°F) can also be achieved. This is achieved whilst maintaining a good out-life of up to 3 weeks at 21°C (70°F). SC 160 is a toughened system, and offers excellent mechanical properties on a wide variety of reinforcing fabrics and fibres.

Gurit’s SC 160 is suitable for automotive, marine and any markets where a high clarity finish is required in conjunction with a high Tg.

Technical Data

​Min. Cure Temp & Time
PROPERTY OVEN / VAC BAG
PRESS MOULDING
Typical Laminate 8 plies of SC 160 RC245T prepreg with 40% resin content
Typical Ramp Time 1–5°C (2–9°F) per minute
N/A
Cure Temperature 130°C (266°F) 140°C (284°F) 150°C (302°F) 160°C (320°F) 170°C
(338°F)
180°C
(356°F)
160°C (320°F) 160°C
(320°F)
Cure Dwell Time 90min 90min 90min 90min 60min 30min 15min 30min
Cure Pressure Up to +6bar (85Psi)
> +12bar (175Psi)
Cure Vacuum -1bar (14.5Psi) -
De-mould Temperature > 80°C (176°F) 160°C (320°F)
Dry Tg1 (DMA) 135°C
(275°F)
150°C
(302°F)
165°C
(329°F)
175°C
(347°F)
180°C
(356°F)
180°C
(356°F)
145°C
(293°F)
155°C
(293°F)
Wet Tg (DMA) > 130°C / 266°C
​​Woven Laminate
PROPERTY RC245T
Fabric / Fibre Description 245g/m2 2x2 twill fabric using T300 3k fibre
Resin Content 40%
Cure Method Vacuum bag cured at -1 bar
Cure Schedule 90 minutes at 130°C (266°F)
Cured Ply Density 1.47g/cm3 0.053 lb/in3
Glass Transition Temperature 156°C 313°F
Cured Ply Thickness 0.27-0.31mm 0.011 - 0.012in
0° Tensile Cured Fibre Volume 43.5%
0° Tensile Strength 648 MPa 94 Ksi
0° Tensile Modulus 71 GPa 10.3 Msi
0° Compressive Str. Fibre Volume 48.7%
0° Compressive Strength 815 MPa 118 Ksi
0° Compressive Mod. Fibre Volume 49.6%
0° Compressive Modulus 66 GPa 9.6 Msi
90° Tensile Cured Fibre Volume 49.6%
90° Tensile Strength 617 MPa 89 Ksi
90° Tensile Modulus 70 GPa 10.2 Msi
90° Compressive Str. Fibre Volume 48.7%
90° Compressive Strength 753 MPa 109 Ksi
90° Compressive Mod. Fibre Volume 51.8%
90° Compressive Modulus 65 GPa 9.4 Msi
0° Flexural Fibre Volume 50.4%
0° Flexural Strength 744 MPa 108 Ksi
0° Flexural Modulus 47 GPa 6.8 Msi
+/-45° IPS Fibre Volume TBD
+/-45° In-Plane Shear Strength TBD TBD
+/-45° In-Plane Shear Modulus TBD TBD
+/-45° In-Plane Poisson's Ratio TBD
0° ILSS Fibre Volume 51.4%
0° ILSS 71 MPa 10.3 Ksi
​Third Party Certifications

SC 160 does not currently have any third party approvals