Epoxy Syntactics feature rapid setting times.

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Formulated in light blue, black, orange, and gray, Epocast 1633 epoxy syntactic materials are self-extinguishing and halogen-free. They have 2-5 min work life, are extrudable, and permit insert handling in less than 1 hr at room temperature. After gelling at 77°F and curing for 5 hr @ 120°F, or 2 hr @ 150°F, products exhibits compressive strength of 6,500 psi, lap shear strength of 1,400 psi, and service temperature of 160°F.



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Fast-setting Epocast® Epoxy Syntactics Introduced by Huntsman Advanced Materials



LOS ANGELES, June 30, 2004 - A family of rapid-setting, high-strength epoxy syntactics formulated in four different colors is now available from Huntsman Advanced Materials. The four lightweight Epocast 1633 epoxy syntactic materials are self-extinguishing and halogen-free. With a two to five-minute work life, the products are well suited for the rapid reinforcement of fasteners and inserts in honeycomb core aircraft components such as floorboards, bulkheads and overhead bins. Epocast 1633 epoxy syntactics are qualified to aircraft manufacturers' specifications including Boeing BMS 5-28, Type 18, Class 2 and Airbus AIMS 08-08-001-04.

Supplied in light blue, black, orange and gray colors, Epocast 1633 epoxy syntactics are extrudable and easy-to-dispense from dual-barrel cartridges that contain premeasured amounts of resin and hardener. The compounds attain rapid green strength, permitting insert handling in less than one hour at room temperature. After gelling at 77°F (25°C) and curing for five hours at 120°F (49°C) or two hours at 150°F (66°C), Epocast 1633 epoxy syntactics exhibit a compressive strength of 6,500 psi, lap shear strength of 1,400 psi and service temperature of 160°F (71°C).

For more information about Epocast 1633 epoxy syntactics, contact Maria Pate, Huntsman Advanced Materials Americas Inc., 5121 San Fernando Road West, Los Angeles, CA 90039, 818-247-6210, e-mail: adhesives_group@huntsman.com, website: www.araldite.com.

Huntsman Advanced Materials is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of structural epoxy, polyurethane and methacrylate adhesives as well as epoxy resins, coating systems, electrical insulating materials, optronics, pre-production solutions and structural composites. Its end-use markets include the aerospace, automotive, electronics, electrical generation, recreation and appliance industries.

The combined Huntsman companies constitute the world's largest privately held chemical company with more than 15,000 employees, operations in 30 countries and annual revenues of approximately $9.5 billion.

Epocast is a registered trademark of Huntsman LLC or an affiliate thereof in one or more, but not all, countries

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