Research Triangle Park, North Carolina - Reichhold has announced its new Dion 31040-00, low viscosity, urethane hybrid resin designed for "high performance composite applications," the company said 13 Oct.
Reichhold said the new one-component urethane hybrid resin is "specifically designed for closed-mould applications such as pultrusion where composite applications demand enhanced mechanical properties," and has been developed to give "excellent impact strength and toughness."
The company also said the material allowed customers to simultaneously achieve the flexibility and toughness of polyurethanes combined with the high strength, stiffness, and temperature resistance of polyesters.
Applications for Dion 31040-00 include:
• Window lineals
• Ladder rails
• Tool handles
• Waterfront structures
• Structural shapes
• Utility pole cross-arms
• Composite utility poles