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DSM launches novel Daron® 220 resin for high speed pultrusion, featuring great resistance to elevated temperatures

Schaffhausen, CH, 28 Jan 2013 12:00 CET

DSM is introducing a new resin system designated Daron® 220 that helps pultrusion companies to make profiles and structures at high speed and with process robustness. This new product can be easily tuned for a variety of applications, and used as single resin or as part of a two-component system. Because of its low viscosity, glass fiber impregnation is straightforward. This allows making components with great strength, both with glass and carbon fiber. Moreover, the parts can demonstrate an excellent heat resistance.

For many years the DSM Daron resin series have demonstrated superior properties in a variety of end-use markets, including Building & Infrastructure, Transportation and Industrial. With this addition to the Daron product family the number of applications are extended, while offering composite component manufacturers an increase in process robustness and high production speeds.

When used as part of a two-component system the glass transition temperature of the resin can be as high as 220 °C, way above the glass transition temperature of conventional Vinyl ester resins. The unique chemistry of Daron 220 enables running pultrusion lines at much higher speed vs. traditional high heat epoxy resins. The Daron 220 resin can give excellent properties both with glass and with carbon fibers.

DSM is known for its innovative power delivering composite solutions that can improve end-use performance”, comments Robert Puyenbroek, Chief Technical Officer of DSM Composite Resins. “While helping our direct customers to better run their operation, these material systems clearly enable end-customers to more frequently use composites in their markets”.

Here again, DSM is able to bring a future-proof technology that will allow composites to be used in higher heat applications replacing steel and aluminium”, adds Fons Harbers, European Commercial Director DSM Composite resins. “DSM is committed to lead the industry and introduce new product innovations that push the performance envelope for composites”.