Proprietary epoxy resin technology from Hexion Inc. used to create a modular 200 square meter canopy will be showcased at the JEC World 2017 composites event in Paris.
The canopy, known as the Elytra Filament Pavilion, represents a highly progressive application of modern materials and ideas. Developed in cooperation with the University of Stuttgart, the pavilion is a movable, reconfigurable outdoor shelter made up of around forty interchangeable components. To form each “cell,” a robot wound glass and carbon fibers saturated with Hexion’s EPIKOTE™ Resin MGS™ LR135/LH 138 back and forth across a hexagonal framework. The resulting spiderweb-like components are about 2.5 meters wide and weigh, on average, 45 kg. One of these cells will be on view at the Hexion booth.
“We’re proud to collaborate with composites manufacturers on how to fabricate new products utilizing our breakthrough specialty epoxy resins,” said Johannes Meunier, Hexion’s Global Segment Leader for Wind Energy and Composites. “Our technical experts can provide customer-specific, highly-versatile and robust laminating resin systems to address a wide range of construction challenges and individual production needs.”
In addition to the composite resins highlighted as part of the Elytra Filament Pavilion, Hexion will also showcase several composite applications that feature the Company’s ability to partner with customers to produce stronger, lighter weight components that are also economically and operationally feasible. Composite samples on view at JEC will include:
For more information and to see the sample composites, consult Hexion - Hall 6, Booth G54 - during the JEC World 2017 International Composites Event in Paris, March 14-16.
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