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Sale! XPREG XC130 Prepreg Carbon 3K, 210g, 2/2 Twill (1250mm) - 1m Roll

XPREG XC130 Prepreg Carbon 3K, 210g, 2/2 Twill (1250mm) - 1m Roll

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XPREG® XC130 is an epoxy-based component autoclave prepreg carbon fibre system with a 130°C maximum service temperature developed for autoclave or other positive pressure cure.

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Roll Width 2 Metre

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XPREG XC130 - Autoclave Cure Epoxy Component Prepreg System

Product Description

XPREG® XC130 is an epoxy-based component autoclave prepreg carbon fibre system with a 130°C maximum service temperature developed for autoclave or other positive pressure cure.

This toughened resin system offers excellent mechanical properties whilst its clear formulation and excellent surface finish make it suitable for the manufacture of visual quality carbon fibre components. XC130 autoclave prepreg carbon fibre surface layer has a long out-life with an intermediate tack level making for easy handling and laminating whilst its variable cure temperature from 80°C allows a wide range of mould systems to be used.

XC130 is fully compatible with our XA120 adhesive film for the construction of complex composite structures, including honeycomb or foam cored laminates.

The autoclave cure prepreg carbon fibre 3k 210g material listed on this page is recommended for use as a surface ply, typically backed-up with one or more layers of XC130 450g 12k Backing Ply.

Recommended Uses

XC130 is the recommended system for the manufacture of both structural and cosmetic applications where components will be cured in an autoclave or otherwise under positive pressure (such as heated platen press).

The combination of excellent mechanical performance, visual quality appearance and class-A surface finish make XC130 prepregs suitable for a wide range of applications from large-scale structural components to high-precision decorative parts.

High PerformanceLarge ScaleCosmetic/Lifestyle
  • UAV/drones
  • Motorsport
  • Bike frames
  • Racing boats
  • Skis, boards
  • Boat hulls
  • Wind energy
  • Mass transit
  • Light aircraft
  • Interior trim
  • Phone cases
  • Furniture
  • Stands/display

Curing

XPREG® XC130 is designed to be autoclave cured or otherwise cured under positive pressure (such as heated platen or pressurised bladder).

Initial cure is possible from 80°C although service temperature will be determined by the final cure temperature.

CURE CYCLES AND RESULTING Tg

Cure TempCommentsInitial Min Cure TimeResulting Tg
80°C (Minimum) 16hrs 90°C
90°C   8hrs 100°C
100°C   4hrs 110°C
120°C (Maximum) 2hrs 120°C
130°C Post Cure 2hrs 140°C

Suitable Moulds/Tooling

Moulds/tools should be epoxy-based composite moulds, epoxy tooling board or metal. In all cases, moulds must be temperature stable to a minimum of 85°C but ideally to 120°C.

Fully Compatible:

  • High temp epoxy hand-layup moulds (e.g. EG160 / EMP160)
  • Carbon or glass fibre prepreg moulds (e.g. XPREG® XT135)
  • Epoxy tooling board (e.g. EB700 Epoxy Tooling Board with S120 Board Sealer)
  • Aluminium / stainless steel moulds
  • Toughened glass (for flat sheet/panels)

It is not recommended to use hand laminated Uni-Mould tools in an autoclave due to the likelihood that voids within the moulds will cause blisters and distortion in the mould at elevated temperature and pressure.

Storage and Handling

When not in use, XPREG® prepregs should be kept frozen at -18°C (0°F) in sealed plastic packaging. When ready to use, the material should be removed from the freezer and allowed to thaw fully to room temperature before being removed from the packaging.

Remaining material should be re-sealed before returning to the freezer to avoid the risk of moisture uptake.

Ordering and Delivery

All XPREG® prepregs are stored on-site in our freezers. To reduce handling time and allow same-day dispatch, prepregs are available in pre-cut roll lengths. Choose the roll length you require from the drop-down list at the top of the page. When ordering a full roll of fabric the drop-down list shows the typical roll length but please allow for length variance of plus or minus 1m which has already been factored into the low unit price of our full length rolls.

Your XPREG® prepreg is sealed in air-tight packaging and will ship from us still frozen. Please see the transport tab for further details and important information about delivery.

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XPREG XC130 Prepreg Carbon 3K, 210g, 2/2 Twill (1250mm) - 1m Roll

XPREG XC130 Prepreg Carbon 3K, 210g, 2/2 Twill (1250mm) - 1m Roll

XPREG® XC130 is an epoxy-based component autoclave prepreg carbon fibre system with a 130°C maximum service temperature developed for autoclave or other positive pressure cure.

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