pet core

Created on:2018-07-10 09:46

DESCRIPTION:


Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) foam is the most abundant polymer in the world and is the primary material for water and beverage bottles. PET is a thermoplastic and fully recyclable, compatible with Vacuum Infusion, Hand Layup/Spray, Prepreg, Adhesive Bonding, Thermoforming and other processing methods as it is thermally stable - during high temperature processing, there is no outgassing or expansion after post-cure. It is thermocuttable (via hotwire or laser) a fact that permits development of novel surfaces. It is also thermoformable, and thus can be preformed to specified shapes and dimensions without the need for scoring or segmentation.  It is an open secret within the composites industry that it will be the core material of the future. 

XTX PETCORE™ is a closed cell foam with very good mechanical properties. With our unique production process, our PETCORE™ comes with improved properties in the XYZ directions, allowing for better structural designs.


FEATURES:


XTX PETCORE™ foam production can include the incorporation, in part of recycled materials, (water and soda bottles) and is completely recyclable. PET foam is fatigue resistant and, in the event of fire, no toxic gases are generated.


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XTX PETCORE™ is a closed-cell foam with very good mechanical properties. It is recyclable polymer foam with excellent price / performance ratio, with a focus on conserving natural resources.

XTX PETCORE™ resistance to fatigue is superior, as well as it’s chemically stability and UV resistance. Water absorption is minimal. During high temperature processing it is thermally stable and no outgassing or expansion after post-cure.

XTX PETCORE™ is a structural foam designed as a core material for a multitude of lightweight sandwich structures, and engineered to carry static and dynamic loads. It’s performance characteristics are superior, regardless of exposure to elevated temperatures during manufacturing.

Other features of XTX PETCORE include

·100% Recyclable material                 

·Very good impact resistance

·Easy processing with most types of lamination and resin methods

·High process temperature of up to 130 °C (266°F)

·Excellent fatigue strength                

·Very low resin absorption

·Excellent thermal insulation properties

·Closed cell creates high resistance to chemicals and moisture

·Good laminate-to-core bond adhesion     

·Great material property consistency

·Thermoplastic forming capabilities


To the best of our knowledge ,the information contained herein is accurate.However,XTX Composites,Inc.,assumes no liability whatsoever for the accuracy or completeness of the Information contained herein.Final determination or suitability of any materials is the sole responsibility of the user.


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APPLICATIONS:    


Marine

Hulls, decks, superstructures, bulkheads, transoms, interiors stringers

Wind Energy

Blades (shear webs & shells), nacelles

Construction

Roof Panels, Support Wall Insulation, Door Laminate

Industrial

Covers, containers, local reinforcements, x-ray tables, sporting goods

Transportation

Truck Cabs, and Trains


PROCESSING:    


Pending GL-DNV certification.

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XTX PETCORETM is a closed-cell foam with very good mechanical properties. It is recyclable polymer foam with excellent price/performance ratio, with focus on conserving natural resources.


Property

Test Method

Units

Direction

T100

T110

T130

Average Density

ISO 845:2006

kg/m3

/

100

110

130

Compressive Strength

ISO 844:2014

MPa

X

0.62

0.68

0.97

Y

0.94

1.06

1.4

Z

0.99

1.29

1.4

Compressive Modulus

ISO 844:2014

MPa

X

34.9

38.2

62.1

Y

60.4

64.4

93.4

Z

65.1

80.5

108

Shear Strength

ISO1922:2014

MPa

X

0.66

0.73

0.90

Y

0.67

0.84

0.92

Z

0.68

0.81

1.03

Shear Modulus

ISO1922:2014

MPa

X

21.4

27.2

29.4

Y

21.1

27.9

30

Z

23.9

34.9

42.6

Tensile Strength

ASTM C297

Mpa

/

0.98

1.11

1.37

Tensile Modulus

ASTM C297

Mpa

/

81.4

85.1

104

Sheet Length

inch

48' and 96'

Sheet Width

inch

24' and 48'

Thickness(Stock Items)

inch

1/4 to 4'

                                                                                                                     *By special order only


To the best of our knowledge ,the information contained herein is accurate.However,XTX Composites,Inc.,assumes no liability whatsoever for the accuracy or completeness of the Information contained herein.Final determination or suitability of any materials is the sole responsibility of the user.


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