Gurit to present its expanded automotive materials range and ballistic protection prepreg for the defence industry at Composites Europe 2014
1st August 2014, Gurit (SIX Swiss Exchange: GUR) a leading global supplier of composite materials, engineering, tooling, parts and systems will be showcasing its latest product innovations for the Automotive and Defence industries at Composites Europe, from Tuesday 7th to Thursday 9th October 2014 on stand B12 (Hall 8B). 

Automotive Composite Materials

Gurit will this year launch its full range of Automotive composite materials designed for a variety of applications, both structural and cosmetic. Gurit has focused on providing a range of prepreg solutions for Cosmetic and Press moulding applications. For higher temperature Cosmetic Carbon applications up to a 160°C, Gurit will highlight SC 160 prepreg, for use in autoclave, using the same unique chemistry as Gurit’s SC 110 Cosmetic Carbon Prepreg. Gurit will also launch SE 160 prepreg, suitable for high volume compression moulding techniques, offering fast/ snap cure with hot in / out processing. These products enhance Gurit’s current automotive materials range, which includes SC 110 Cosmetic Carbon Prepreg, SE 200 high strength structural carbon prepreg based on a toughened epoxy system and SE 300 an ideal prepreg for high temperature composite applications, combining the ease of processing and handling convenience of epoxy resins and high temperature stability up to 330°C.


Ballistic Protection Prepreg

Gurit will also be launching its ballistic protection prepreg PF700, at this year’s Composites Europe. The need to reduce the weight of armoured vehicles has led to the use of composites within this market. With this in mind Gurit’s PF700 has been developed to meet FST requirements and conforms to the threat levels required by this market. PF700 is suitable for production of flat panels in a press moulding process or for more complex parts by autoclave.


Comprehensive materials and services range for any composite applications

Alongside these innovations for the automotive and defence industries, Gurit is highlighting its full product range and its composite material engineering expertise, which continuously defines new benchmarks for the use of composite materials in a growing range of industries and application. Staff from Gurit’s EMEA sales and technical teams are available on the stand to discuss the latest products and projects. To find out more visit stand B12 (Hall 8B).