Prepregs from Glass Fiber and Reactive Polyurethane Powder

Title: PREPREGS AND MOLDINGS PRODUCED THEREFROM

 Number/Link: US2014065911

Applicant/Assignee: Evonik

Publication date: 6-03-2014

Gist”: A reactive polyurethane powder is prepared from a mixture of a  solid polyester polyol and a solid dimerised IPDI and subsequently used to make glass fiber prepregs.

Why it is interesting:  A polyurethane powder is made from (pref.) a mixture of  a solid (at room temperature) polyster polyol and a solid, blocked isocyanate.  The isocyanate is preferably an “internally” blocked IPDI.  Internally blocked meaning that the isocyanate contains uretidinedione groups.  The powder is scattered over a fibrous support and heated to over melting temperature but below curing temperature to make the prepreg.  Prepregs made with PU powder instead of the conventional resins have the advantage of being non-sticky, non-toxic and of having a very high storage stability (45 days in the examples).

Prepreg production with reactive PU powder

Prepreg production with reactive PU powder

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