PRF Composite Materials Introduces RP570 FR Fire-Retardant eXpress Cure Prepreg System

PRF Composite Materials is delighted to introduce its new RP570 FR eXpress cure prepreg system. Formulated for structural components requiring FST properties, RP570 FR is a fire-retardant ultra-fast prepreg system which is cured and demouldable after 5 minutes at 160°C. This express resin system is principally designed for snap cure press moulding, however it can equally be used in conventional autoclave moulding and significantly reduces time in the autoclave – up to 50% less – thereby increasing productivity and lowering energy consumption per part.

RP570 FR is tested to Federal Aviation Requirements 25.853 Appendix F Part 1, AITM 2.0007 and 3.0005, UL94 V1 and FMVS Standard No.302.

Dave Ellson, Managing Director comments: “We believe this product to be class-leading in terms of its eXpress cure opportunity, and its variable cure also provides significant opportunities to constructors to up to halve time in the autoclave. RP570 FR is part of PRF’s drive to develop materials that offer measurable advantages in cost reduction and improved sustainability – with reduced energy consumption and costs, and enabling greater productivity overall.”

The PRF team will be discussing RP570 FR further with visitors at Advanced Engineering 2022, stand V150, alongside their innovative range of prepreg systems.