JEC World 2022 DAY 3: EPIKOTE™ TexFix™ - challenging the status quo in pereform binder technology

Epoxy-based preform binders haven been successfully employed in composites manufacturing (RTM, infusion) for decades. While the composite technology and chemistry have evolved rapidly, the preform binders seem to be lagging behind. Meanwhile, high-performance resins are employed, high throughput rates are realized, and even larger parts are being built. Binders are now required to enable stiffer preforms, improved hot-wet performance, wash-out resistance and even better compaction. The EPIKOTE™ TexFix™ preform binders were developed with the aim to provide just that and more. The EPIKOTE™ TexFix™ curing and reversible binders and their advantages over legacy products will be presented during the session.

Dr. Krzysztof GUGULA, Team Leader R&D Composites, Westlake Epoxy (formerly “Hexion Coatings and Composites”)





JEC Group is the world's leading company dedicated entirely to the development of information and business connections channels and platforms supporting the growth and promotion of the composite materials industry. Publisher of the JEC Composites Magazine, the industry's reference magazine, JEC Group drives global innovation programs and organizes several events in the world, including JEC World (the foremost and world-leading international exhibition dedicated to composite materials and their applications), which takes place every year in Paris.