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TenCate TC380

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Product description

TenCate TC380 sets a new benchmark for toughened epoxy prepreg systems. TC380 is extremely tough with an excellent balance of OHC, OHT, CAI, and GIC/GIIC properties. It features low moisture absorption with outstanding hot/wet mechanical properties to 250°F (121°C).

Product benefits/features
  • Outstanding toughness, open hole, and compression after impact properties
  • Excellent hot/wet strength retention
  • Robust processing and low voids under vacuum only cure pressure
  • Long outtime and tack life for extended shop floor handling
  • Tack and handling qualities are well-suited to both automated and hand lay-up methods
  • Can be processed with initial cure at 275°F (135°C), followed by free standing post cure at 350°F (177°C), increasing process flexibility and tool material options
  • Exceptional fracture toughness
Market segments
  • Aerostructures
  • Space/Satellite
Product type Thermoset Prepreg
Resin type Epoxy
Tg 201°C/394°F
Initial cure temp 135°C/275°F
Cure time 1 hour at 107°C/225°F then 2 hours at 180°C/356°F or 1 hour at 107°C/225°F follow by 3 hours at 135°C/275°F, then free standing post cure at 180°C/356°F.
Outtime 30 days
Post curable Yes
Vacuum processable Yes
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