Officially launched at Composites Europe 2016, the Gurit Smartcure™ epoxy prepreg press moulding system has been specifically designed to meet the high-quality volume manufacturing needs of the automotive industry. Dedicated to speeding up production processes while ensuring constant part quality, the 5-minute curing prepreg allows for automated lay-up, pre-forming at room temperature and rapid hot-in hot-out production methods at high service temperatures. Gurit Smartcure™ is suitable for a wide range of structural and non-structural applications and has successfully been beta-tested by various car manufacturers and tier-1 suppliers.
Gurit Prime™ 180 is the second new automotive product that will be introduced to the market at Composites Europe 2016. Gurit Prime™ 180 is a two-component low pressure RTM system designed to achieve high temperature performance and good surface clarity for structural and aesthetic applications. The resin system`s low ambient viscosity and wide injection window allow for quick fill times resulting in fast processing cycles and increased productivity.
The Gurit booth (#E04) will feature the entire Gurit product range for marine, aerospace, industrial and engineering. The automotive technology displays on site include:
- Gurit Smartcure™ Exhibits: To provide visitors with an understanding of how Smartcure™ transforms the production of automotive composite parts, displays will showcase different stages of the manufacturing process up to a finished part.
- Gurit Prime 180™ Panels: Sample panels on display demonstrate the good surface clarity of the resin system for structural and aesthetic applications.
- Gurit SC 110 Visual Carbon Exhibits: Gurit will showcase a rear spoiler and interior door cards made from its unique SC 110 visual carbon prepregs. Tested and qualified by a range of leading car manufacturers and used by several renowned tier-1 suppliers, Gurit SC 110 offers excellent surface quality for exterior and interior visual carbon programs.
To learn more about the Gurit product range across a number of industries, to get a better understanding of the new automotive products and to order a product sample of Gurit Smartcure™ and/or Gurit Prime™ 180, please stop by at booth E04 in hall 8b.