HexPly® Prepregs for Aerospace
The aerospace industry is the greatest consumer of Hexcel prepregs, for civil aircraft, military jets, helicopters, aero-engines or space satellite and launchers. Hexcel’s range of resin formulations for aerospace prepregs includes a wide range of epoxies for highly loaded parts and supreme toughness; BMI systems for high temperature performance; phenolics for fire, smoke and toxicity performance in aircraft interiors; and cyanate esters for space structures and satellite applications. HexPly® prepregs are available with HexForce® woven and multiaxial reinforcements, or as unidirectional tapes in various forms.
New HexPly® M91
HexPly® M91 is a new toughened epoxy prepreg offering superior performance for primary aircraft structures and engines. This new prepreg even outperforms Hexcel’s industry leading HexPly® M21 prepreg, widely used to manufacture aerospace structures and with which it is fully compatible.
HexPly® Prepregs for Industrial Applications
Hexcel provides a range of prepregs under the HexPly® trademark for industrial applications, using specially formulated epoxy, phenolic and BMI resin matrix systems. HexPly® prepregs are reinforced with woven, multiaxial and unidirectional (UD) carbon and glass fibers.
HexPly® prepregs are used in a wide range of industrial markets and tailored to meet the specific performance requirements – whether they are low temperature cure and good fatigue performance (HexPly® M10R); Fire, Smoke and Toxicity performance (HexPly® M34); a great visual finish (HexPly® M49) combined with high temperature resistance (HexPly® M47) – see chart below for an overview of the range.