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Crestapol

1250LV Resin
Properties and
Information

Crestapol 1250LV is a low viscosity urethane acrylate type


resin which is suitable for infusion, Resin Transfer Moulding
(RTM) and similar processes at room temperature, and can
be infused at vacuum levels down to -1.0 Bar.

KEY FEATURES OF CRESTAPOL 1250LV


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Excellent mechanical performance and


durability using only moderate temperature
post-curing cycles

High temperature performance Tg 130C / HDT 109C

Compatible with carbon fibre reinforcement


materials and general purpose sizing agents

Excellent surface finish with minimal


fibre print through

Ability to vary cycle time eliminates the


need to stock different resin grades

Typical Post-Cure Cycles for Crestapol 1250LV


120

120oC post cure for 3 hours

HDT - Effect of Post-Cure on HDT for Crestapol 1250LV


100
110

1007.1
107
7.1

100

24 Hrs RT
+ 3 Hrs
at 80C

90

84.55
84.5

HDT (oC)

80
70

67.8
67
7.88
61.77

60
50
40

24 Hours
at Room
Temperature
(RT)

24 Hrs RT
+8 Hrs at
40C

70.3
70
03
24 Hrs RT
+16 Hrs
at 40C

7722.44
24 Hrs RT
+ 24 Hrs
at 40C

1100099
24 Hrs RT
+ 5 Hrs
at 80C
+ 3 Hrs
at 120C

24 Hrs RT
+ 7 Hrs
at 60C

80

80oC post cure for 3 to 5 hours


60

40

40oC post cure for 16 hours

30
20
10
0

The HDT of Crestapol 1250LV is dependent on post-cure conditions.


The data shows the effect of post-cure conditions on HDT of
Crestapol 1250LV cured with 2% Trigonox 239 & 2% Accelerator G.

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18oC to 25oC processing

Customer Experiences

Effect of temperature on viscosity


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Spanish composite part manufacturer,


Karbonius, renowned for innovative
Carbon / Aramid, moulding,
processing and design of high quality
composite parts, manufactures Suzuki
S1600 Rally Championship Car using
Crestapol1250LV resin.

Viscosity at 1/s (Poise)

6
5

Crestapol 1250LV Typical Temperature/Viscosity Profile

4
3
2

It is a fabulous resin, saving us 40%


(8kg) in weight on the bumpers alone.
The parts have lasted 7 races so far,
with epoxy resins lasting only 1 race.

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15

20

25

30

35

40

45

50

55

60

65

70

Temperature ( C)
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The resin is easy to infuse, cures


quickly and its properties are
unbeatable. This is without a doubt
the best resin I have used.

Karbonius

Viscosity at 1/s (Poise)

Post initiated viscosity behaviour


20
19
18
17
16
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
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Crestapol
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1250LV
25
y
s development
p
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Typical
viscosity
during
2%A
Accelerator
l
G
G, 2 % TTrigonox
i
x 239

20 0C
25 0C

10

15

20

25

30

35

Time from initiation (Minutes)

Typical room temperature thin section cure development


(vacuum infused 600T plain woven glass fabric)
90
80
Shore D

70
60

Crestapol
p 1250LV
VTypical Shore-D
S
hardness
a
development
ddevelopm
239.
2% Accelerator
c
G, 2% Trigonox
g
239
Room
o temperature
r
vacuum
c
infusion
s proc
processing.
laminate
2 ply 600T
0 woven glass fabric
r lamina

50
40
30
20
10
0
0

Time from initiation (Hours)

40

MIX RATIOS AND PROCESSING


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Mixing Ratios and Cure Speed Options for Crestapol 1250LV

The recommended cure system for Crestapol 1250LV is


Trigonox 239 with Accelerator G.
The cure speed of Crestapol 1250LV can be adjusted using
the additions shown in the table to the right. Also shown are
minimum times which should be observed before
removing parts or components from tooling.
Post-cures of either 40C for 16 hours, 80C for 3 hours, or
80C for 5 hours + 120C for 3 hours are recommended
to achieve maximum properties.

System speed
Additions

Typical
properties

Typical Liquid Resin Properties of Crestapol 1250LV


Density (25C)
Viscosity (ICI cone & plate, 25C)
Gel time (100g, 25C)

35 minutes

Barcol Hardness

2% Trigonox 239
2% Accelerator G
0.025% Promotor C

Gel time
at 25C

33~37 minutes

Gel time
at 25C

60~90 minutes

De-mould
time

5~8 hours

De-mould
time

>12 hours

Post-cure conditions

Volumetric shrinkage (%)

24 Hours at Room Temperature (RT)

8.5

24 Hrs RT + 16 Hrs at 40C

8.3

24 Hrs RT + 5 Hrs at 80C + 3 Hrs at 120C

8.1

38

Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT)

109C

Glass Transition Temperature (Tg) (DSC)

130C

Tensile Modulus

2% Trigonox 239
2% Accelerator G

Effect of Post-Cure on Volumetric Shrinkage for Crestapol 1250LV

2.2 poise

24 Hrs RT, 3 Hrs 80C post-cure


For HDT and Tg, 24 Hrs RT, 5 Hrs 80C & 3 Hrs 120C post-cure

Elongation at Break

Slow

1.041 g/cm2

Typical Cast Properties of Crestapol 1250LV

Ultimate Tensile Strength

Standard

Mechanical Properties of Vacuum Infused Carbon Fibre


Laminates with Crestapol 1250LV

67 MPa
2.4%
3.5 GPa

Typical cure speed: Crestapol 1250LV


Gel time at 20C (100g)

56 minutes

Gel time at 25C (100g)

37 minutes

23C
Ambient

Post-conditioned
strength
retention K

ILSS Strength
0/90 Bi-axial Specimen
UD Specimen

34 MPa
61 MPa

81%
93%

Flexural Strength*
0/90 Bi-axial Specimen

1032 MPa

82%

0 Compression Strength#
UD Specimen

655 MPa

83%

Test method

Physical Properties

Water uptake after 28 days immersion at 40C

0/90 Bi-axial Specimen

0.15% wt.

MECHANICAL PERFORMANCE
The above table presents a selection of typical mechanical test data obtained
using Crestapol 1250LV and carbon fibre reinforcement fabrics utilising general
purpose sized carbon fibres.

Please contact Scott Bader Technical Service for further information.


Time required for 1mm laminate to reach Shore-D hardness of 80
BS EN ISO 14130
* BS EN ISO 14125
# BS EN ISO 14126
Room temperature process & 24 Hours room temperature + 3 Hours 80C post cure
K Strength retention of carbon fibre laminates after 28 days exposure to 4 cycles of
+ 50 C salt spray, - 20 C freeze and + 60 C dry conditions is typically 80 to 90%