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AIREX® T10 

Industrialized structural PET foam core

AIREX® T10 is a closed-cell, thermoplastic and recyclable polymer foam with a very homogeneous cell structure, high mechanical properties and an outstanding price / performance ratio. AIREX® T10 PET foam core material has extraordinary resistance to fatigue, is chemically stable, UV-resistant and has negligible water absorption. It is thermally stable during high temperature processing and post curing without showing after-expansion or out-gassing.

AIREX® T10 is designed for easy use with all resin systems and processing technologies. AIREX® T10  composite core material is ideally suited for high volume applications of lightweight sandwich structures subjected to static and dynamic loads and/or exposed to elevated temperatures during manufacturing.

Properties
Applications
Processing

Properties

  • Very high compression and shear properties
  • Outstanding fatigue strength
  • Fully homogeneous cell structure; absence of weld lines; perfect surface quality
  • Extremely consistent density throughout the sheet
  • Easy to process with all types of resins and lamination processes
  • High process temperature up to 150°C (short peaks up to 180°C)
  • Good adhesion: skin-to-core bond
  • Excellent long term thermal stability, up to 100°C (212°F)
  • No water absorption, after-expansion or out-gassing
  • Highly consistent material properties
  • Comprehensive material traceability: machine-readable batch information on each foam sheet
  • Recycled and recyclable material

Applications

  • Automotive: structural and semi-structural interior and exterior parts of cars, sidewalls, floors, truck skirts/covers
  • Wind farms: blades – shear webs & shells, nacelles
  • Marine: hulls, decks, superstructures, bulkheads, stringers, interiors
  • lndustry: covers, containers, X-ray tables, sporting equipment

Processing

  • Contact molding (hand/spray)
  • Vacuum infusion (VARTM)
  • Resin injection (RTM)
  • Adhesive bonding
  • Prepreg processing
  • Compression molding (GMT, SMC)
  • Thermoforming

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Easy to process FST structural foam

Advantages: lightweight, fire resistant, structural strength, good insulation, easy shaping, recyclable. 

AIREX® T92

Easy to process structural PET foam

Advantages: lightweight,  structural strength, good insulation, easy shaping, water resistant, best-in-class resin uptake, especially with SealX, recyclable.