ImpacGard® Applications

ImpacGard® prepreg can be applied as single or multiple plies during parts manufacturing or later as a post manufacturing parts facing and is applicable to most substrates.

ImpacGard® technology used in the transportation segment is applicable to fuselage, wing, panel, door, fuel tank, side-impact protection, bumper, hood, fender and hull protection. Construction applications include bridge and building column retrofits, tunnel seal liners, storm fences and shelters. ImpacGard® has multiple uses in sporting goods applications.

ImpacGard® Prepreg Products

Product Name Fiber Form Fiber Weigh (g/m2) Thickness (µm/ply) Application Notes
Plain Weave 200 400
  • ImpacGard® BX, ImpacGard® FX & ImpacGard® HV
  • Tough surface
  • Good adhesion to metal and FRP
  • Shatter proof
  • Minimum deformation after impact
ImpacGard® VPUW Plain Weave 200 400
  • ImpacGard® BX, ImpacGard® FX
  • Elastic surface
  • Good adhesion to FRP
  • Shatter proof
  • Service temperature up to 120°C.
ImpacGard® VPPW Plain Weave 200 400
  • Applicable for ImpacGard® HV only
  • Excellent impact absorption
  • Better structural integrity retension than ImpacGard® VPPU
  • Stable to hydrolysis
ImpacGard® VPPU Unidirectional 200 400
  • Applicable for ImpacGard® HV only
  • Maximum impact energy absorption

UD-CCM and Kubota Research jointly presented ImpacGard® research for composite impact protection at the COMPOSITES 2006 Convention on October 18-20, 2006. The presentation won the best testing paper award given by the American Composites Manufacturers Association.

ImpacGard® was exhibited at the International Plastic Fair in Tokyo in 2005, at the JEC Composites Show in Paris in 2006 and at FC Expo in Tokyo on Feb. 27-29, 2008.

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