Resins > for the thermoset composites

Thermoset resins for composites are generally unsaturated polyester, epoxy, polyurethane, acrylics or UV systems. BTC provides solutions for all types of thermoset composites.

Brands

Basonat®

Laromer®

Laromin®

Laropal®

Ludopal®

Sovermol®

Properties and applications of our resins for composites

Composites consist of a matrix, the thermoset resin and reinforcements. Thermosets are reactive systems like unsaturated polyester, epoxy, polyurethane, acrylics and UV systems. Our solutions for thermoset resin formulation have a lasting effect on the final composites properties. Our Basonat® and Laromin® harderners have an influence on the curing time of the systems. The Laromer® UV monomers and oligomers can be used for 100% UV composite systems. In addition Laromer® grades offer possibilities in styrene emission reduction. They also allow changing of the properties of traditional epoxy or unsaturated polyester systems, e.g. an increasing flexibility and/or cohesion of the final composite.

Laromin® for epoxy matrixes:

  • hardeners for the epoxy composites matrix formulation,
  • provide the right opening time during the application period.

Basonat® for polyurethane matrixes:

  • hardeners for the polyurethane composites matrix formulation,
  • provide the right opening time during the application period.

Laromer® types for epoxy and unsaturated polyester matrixes:

  • available as acrylic monomers and oligomers,
  • allow to reduce styrene content in the formulation,
  • styrene free matrix systems with or without unsaturated polyester resins possible (Ludopal®),
  • improve the composites properties, e.g. the surface hardness.

Laromer® types for UV systems:

  • available as acrylic monomers and oligomers,
  • used in pultrusion and filament wending,
  • to design specific formulations.

Sovermol® and Basonat® are the basis of polyurethane composite systems:

  • Sovermol® is polyol biobased,
  • Basonat® is a polyisocyanate hardener,
  • Both enhance the performance of polyurethane composite systems.

Laropal® with a broad compatibility in both, solvents and monomers:

  • grinding resin,
  • provides compatibilization benefits in some matrixes.

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About BTC

BTC Europe is BASF's European sales organization for small and medium-sized customers focused on specialty chemicals. Our solutions for thermoset composites cover the major ones like unsaturated polyester, epoxy, polyurethane, acrylics and UV systems.