Thermoplastic composites production by room-temperature vacuum Infusion (Article in JEC Composites Magazine)

A new thermoplastic resin developed by the EATC-Member Arkema (Elium®) makes it possible to mould large parts with thermoset-like processes. Its low viscosity at 20°C allows fast and complete infusion without heating. The article describes how The CANOE technical platform recently produced the largest thermoplastic composite boat ever manufactured by vacuum-assisted resin infusion at room temperature – The complete hull infusion took 35 minutes for 45 kg of resin.