For outstanding high-temperature performance over and above epoxy (Lytex®) and phenolic ESC® materials, Sheet Molding Compounds using Bismaleimide (BMI) and Polyimide resin matrices combined with carbon fiber or fiberglass reinforcements are available for compression molded parts solutions.
High-Temperature Composite (HTC) BMI materials can be molded at 325°F with a 700°F post cure and produce a Tg of 714°F / 379°C.
Proprietary blends of high-temperature polyimide resins reinforced with carbon or glass fiber. These unique high-temperature materials provide outstanding mechanical strength and wear resistance up to 600°F / 315°C. Polyimide materials are especially suitable for high volume, high-temperature continuous process equipment and aircraft applications.