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TenCate Cetex® TC1225

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Product description

TenCate Cetex® TC1225 is an engineered thermoplastic composite material, utilizing a semi-crystalline engineered polyarlyetherketone (PAEK) resin for excellent mechanical performance and lower processing temperatures.

The distinctive value of TenCate Cetex® TC1225 over other composites with a PAEK family matrix is the reduction in processing temperature by 50 - 75°C*. This enables TenCate Cetex® TC1225 to be processed on machines with a lower temperature range, potentially reducing investment costs in both machines and tooling. The lower processing temperature speeds up cycle times; due to shorter heat-up and cooling cycles, using less energy in the process.

Additionally, TenCate Cetex® TC1225 is an ideal composite to be overmolded with neat or short fiber reinforced PEEK resin, creating a very strong bond. Overmolding, integrating fiber reinforced composites in an injection molding process, combines the strength of high-end composites with the design freedom and complexity of injection molding parts.

TenCate Cetex® TC1225 is available as a reinforced thermoplastic laminate (RTL), a fabric based semi-preg and a UD tape, all manufactured from Victrex’s newest polymer matrix and high strength carbon fabric reinforcement.

* Standard PEEK processes at temperatures up to 400°C

Product benefits/features

  • Lower processing temperature with good high temperature performance
  • May be overmolded with PEEK for final part
  • Very good CAI properties 282 MPa (40.9 ksi)
  • Ideal for structural applications

Market segments

  • Medical
  • Aircraft Interiors
  • Aerostructures

Details

Product category Thermoplastic prepregs & laminates
Processing AFP/ATL
Press forming
Weldable
Autoclave
Resin type PAEK
Tg (Dry, onset) 147 °C / 297 °F
Processing temperature 325 °C / 617 °F
Out time Indefinite
Tm 305 °C / 581 °F

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