THERMOSETS

MASTERBATCHES

Graphene-based lightweight composite materials could be key to the next generation of electric vehicles 

 

Graphene-based composite materials with epoxy resins allow the introduction into the market of composite materials with higher performance or composite materials with a reduced weight with unchanged performance. A lighter composite material reduces fuel consumption and emissions with a significant carbon footprint reduction.

OUR PRODUCTS FOR THERMOSETS MATERIALS

                                                   

Additive masterbatch for Bisphenol A type resin

                                                 

Additive masterbatch for Bisphenol A type resin

                                                       

Additive masterbatch for Novolac resin.

ADEPOXYGUP® is an additive masterbatch based on few-layer graphene GUP®, specifically designed to provide superior mechanical properties to epoxy resins for use in very demanding reinforced composites. It is suitable for all processes, prepregs, filament winding, pultrusion, infusion, or 3D printing, with easy integration and flexibility in the design of multifunctional materials.

The hardener is added according to the conventional processing conditions in proportion, depending on the final epoxy equivalent weight (EEW) of the formulation. The amount of hardener is reduced in proportion to the new epoxy equivalent of the resin blend.

GUP®-based additive masterbatch for glass fiber reinforced, radical curing systems based on unsaturated vinyl ester and polyester resins.

ADESTERGUP® GF is added to the neat resin to be processed shortly before curing. The product should be stirred well before introducing it into any formulation. First, add the required amount of ADESTERGUP® GF to the neat resin with a continuous and vigorous mixing till to obtain a final homogeneous mixture. After being added, the resin system must be processed within 24 hours. The length of time varies depending on the resin type and additive quantity. We suggest adding 1.5 – 3 wt% of ADESTERGUP® GF based on the total formulation to achieve significant mechanical improvements. The compatibility between ADESTERGUP® GF and all other formulation components should be tested separately before starting formulation development.

 

Main Advantages of Graphene GUP® Products for Thermosets

Enhanced Strength

GUP® integration increases the tensile and flexural strength of the composite,  leading to a more robust material and making the composite less brittle

Thermal Stability

the presence of graphene enhances the thermal decomposition temperature of the resin, offering increased longevity under high-temperature conditions

Thermal Conductivity

GUP®‘s excellent thermal conductivity facilitates quicker heat dissipation throughout the composite material, critical in high-temperature applications

Durability

the addition of graphene into resins creates a harder surface, reducing wear and tear and increasing the lifespan of the material

Improved Elasticity

graphene can boost the elasticity of the composite matetials, making them more flexible and resistant to deformation

Lightweight Materials

the high strength-to-weight ratio of GUP® allows for lighter and stronger thermoplastics, contributing to material efficiency and environmental sustainability

Chemical Resistance

GUP® acts as a barrier against chemical penetration, improving the composite’s resistance to corrosion and other forms of chemical degradation

 

Reduced Curing Time

GUP®‘s thermal properties creduces the time required for curing the resin, thereby accelerating production rates

Main Applications

Electronic

Molding Compound

Laminate

Aerospace & Defense

Automotive

Sport Equipment

Adhesives

3D Printing

Wind Turbines

Marine

Building & Construction