Barrday Composite Solutions of Millbury is conducting customer beta trials with its EP2052 fire-resistant epoxy system primarily for internal panels and seat backs in aircraft, marine, rail and industrial uses. Development work began in May.
EP2052 adheres strongly to aramid fibers and aluminum honeycomb cores and passes the 12- and 60-second vertical burn tests under federal aviation regulation 25.853 for aircraft seat cushions. The toughened, self-extinguishing material's snap-cure capability — 20 minutes in a press, in hot and out hot, at 255°-275° F — can increase a molder's production throughput in comparison with standard cure systems.
Barrday said EP2052 will be price-competitive with standard Barrday epoxy formulations.
Barrday Composite Solutions, known as Lewcott Corp. prior to April, is a division of Barrday Inc. of Cambridge, Mass.