PRF celebrates 40 years at Advanced Engineering 2022

PRF Advanced Engineering sponsor

Celebrating 40 years at the forefront of the advanced composites industry, the PRF team are inviting visitors to celebrate at a networking Drinks reception on the Composite Networking area, Advanced Engineering, Wednesday 2nd November at 4.00pm.

On the stand (V150), we will be showcasing the groundbreaking Q.tool carbon tooling technology (UK Patent Pending). Selected to be in this year’s Innovation Gallery, Q.tool is a newly designed tooling technology which significantly reduces the time and costs of carbon tool manufacture. Using our class-leading RP800 epoxy tooling prepreg system, the combination of Q.tool’s uniquely designed surface and 1020 gsm bulk plies provides the same weight and thickness as a 1:8:1 system, and offer significant advantages against a 1:5:1 system: up to 50% reduction in labour time; reduced number of debulks to as few as one; improved sustainability and cost savings, with reduced use of plastic consumables; and exceptional drapeability and surface finish.

Following the launch of Q.tool, we are also launching a new, class-leading product at the show: RP570 FR eXpress cure epoxy prepreg system. Formulated for structural components requiring FST properties, RP570 FR is a fire-retardant ultra-fast prepreg system which is cured and demouldable after 5 minutes at 160°C. This express resin system is principally designed for snap cure press moulding, however it can equally be used in conventional autoclave moulding and significantly reduces time in the autoclave – up to 50% less – thereby increasing autoclave capacity. RP570 FR is part of PRF’s drive to develop materials that offer measurable advantages in increasing cost-effectiveness and offering improved sustainability - with reduced energy consumption and costs, and enabling greater productivity overall.

The team will also be celebrating CEO Robert Burnell's special recognition in the Outstanding Contribution to the Composites Industry award category of the Composites UK Industry Awards this year, for his passionate advocacy for the UK Composites Industry for 40 years.

Join us to find out more about our class-leading, innovative materials at the show. We look forward to seeing you there!