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Airtech is Mitsubishi's US distribution partner for NEXX technologies

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Apr '22
Pic: Airtech International
Pic: Airtech International
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC) has announced Airtech International as its global distribution partner for its NEXX Technologies business division. Airtech will be distributing NEXX technologies’ Enduredge Max lines of modified epoxy prepreg fabrics and unidirectional tapes. Airtech is a leading manufacturer of vacuum bagging and composite tooling materials.

Airtech boasts six manufacturing/distribution centres worldwide, making quick and reliable delivery of materials possible. Domestic distribution centres are in California and Tennessee. International locations include Luxembourg, England and China, with additional expansion underway. The Enduredge Max portfolio of modified epoxy prepregs offers performance and processing characteristics suitable for aerospace, space, Radomes and defence. These advanced materials boast extended out time and excellent vacuum bag only processing. They do not require freezer storage and can be stored at room temperature for up to a year without any changes in rheology or processing conditions, Airtech said in a media statement.

Enduredge Modified Epoxy Product lines include NT-300,which provides excellent strength and toughness while providing an outstanding surface finish, making it ideal for any parts requiring high cosmetically appealing appearance; NT-350, designed for aerospace secondary and primary structures, space and satellite structures and Radomes; and NT-350HT, which offers high strength and high impact resistance, perfect for Radomes applications.

“When devising our materials growth strategy, Airtech was at the forefront for global distribution. Airtech’s position in the composites market with their composites’ fabrication focus makes them the ultimate distribution partner for NEXX Technologies’ Enduredge Max prepreg fabrics,” Due to the unique stability of the Enduredge Max products, Airtech will be able to fulfil and deliver at dramatically shorter lead times than legacy prepreg products,” Joe Kidd, general manager - NEXX Technologies, said in a statement.

“As a technical partner to our customers, we recognise Nexx prepregs deliver unique enabling features for multiple applications & processes. Their products display excellent mechanical property laminates with high quality surface finish, no freezer storage enabling flexible workflows, reduced waste and lower energy usage, and thicker laminate capability. As a global supplier to the composite industry, we are convinced this industry advancing partnership will drive innovation and development, bringing game changing advantages to our customers,” Airtech president/CEO, Jeff Dahlgren, said.

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