The Compoflex® products are breathable microporous peeling materials. For infusion, Compoflex® is designed to replace up to three consumables with a single layer. In composite manufacturing, Compoflex® offers direct benefits:
• Superior peeling properties
The microporous surface and the low surface tension of PP nonwovens ensure that Compoflex® releases at one fifth of the force needed to peel conventional peel ply.
• Controlled flow front
For high-density and compact laminates, it is very important
to have a controlled flow front. The random microporous
perforation style ensures full impregnation of the laminate,
thus eliminating dry areas. Furthermore overlapping is
possible without jeopardizing laminate quality. It is
important to note that the controlled flow front may
require a change in set-up (more and/or bigger valves
depending on laminate size and thickness)
• Easy release minimises resin dust
Compoflex® RF releases easily so that hardened resin remains in the liner, reducing the amount of airborne resin dust. The release force required when not using Compoflex® generates intensive resin dust activity, causing an unhealthy working environment.
Resin Flow Compoflex® RF
• Time and cost savings
In the infusion process, Compoflex® RF replaces peel ply and flow mesh. Fewer consumables combined with easy release reduce costs and handling time, simplifying the process considerably. Compoflex® RF is easy to lay due to the integrated flexible grid.
Secondary Bonding Compoflex® SB
• Excellent secondary bonding surface
Compoflex® SB is designed to produce a surface ready for secondary bonding while maintaining the superior peeling properties of the standard Compoflex® products. Compoflex® SB products may reduce or eliminate the need for sanding or abrading. Best results achieved with expoxy resin but testing is always recommended.
Secondary Bonding + Resin Flow Compoflex® SB RF
• Excellent combined surface advantages
Compoflex® RF is also available in an SB RF version – secondary bonding and resin flow. Compoflex® SB RF creates a surface which is ready for bonding. Compoflex® SB products may reduce or eliminate the need for sampling or abrading. Best results achieved with expoxy resin but testing is always recommended.
Important: Due to the microporous surface of the Compoflex®, more and/or bigger valves may need to be installed depending on laminate size and thickness.