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ebalta Introduces ebablock® EP138 - The First Epoxy Cast-To-Size Material

Published on 2009-04-22. Author : SpecialChem

ebalta have announced the launch of their high performance material ebablock EP 138, the first epoxy cast-to-size material available on the market. Green in colour, ebablock EP 138 is produced as custom made, joint-less, epoxy blocks that can be cast close-to-contour in volumes up to 600 litres and from 40 mm up to 250 mm in thickness according to individual customer requirements.

ebablock EP 138 has a very fine surface structure resulting in a high quality surface finish after machining. The epoxy properties provide the material with a dimensional stability of up to 140°C, providing a temperature resistance suitable for the manufacture of prepreg tools for autoclave applications coupled with a coefficient of linear expansion of ~35x10-6 K-1.

Unlike with the traditional method of bonding boards, the resulting seamless moulds require no post processing and shorten customer milling times. In addition, this technology reduces waste and provides customers with an economical and highly efficient solution for producing patterns and models.

This new epoxy cast-to-size material is an innovative addition to the range of polyurethane cast-to-size materials already available in ebalta's extensive product portfolio. The unfinished blocks are available on a short delivery time of 5 - 7 days depending upon the customer requirements, with each custom made block being delivered directly to customers premises.

ebalta also recently celebrated the inauguration of a new production plant in February on the anniversary of its 35th year of business at the company headquarters located in Rothenberg, Germany. The new 2,000 m2 premises have been specifically built for the manufacture of ebalta's polyurethane and epoxy cast-to-size ebablock materials.

Source: ebalta

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