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Specification

Product Data
ColourGrey
Chemistry / MaterialEpoxy
BrandEasy Composites
UV StabilityModerate
Initial Cure Time24
Viscosity50000mPa.s
Pot Life (Typical)120mins
Cured Mechanical Properties
FlexibilityHard / Rigid
Tg Onset (DMA)160°C
Hardness80 (Hard)Shore D
Tensile Strength5.5 - 7.5MPa
Flexural Modulus5150 - 5750GPa
Elongation at Break2.0 - 3.0%
Mechanical Properties
Max Service Temp125°C
General Properties
Gross Weight5.6kg

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EMP160 High Temp Epoxy Moulding Paste

EMP160 is an advanced glass-filled epoxy laminating/reinforcement paste used for the production of high temperature composite moulds/tools up to 160°C. EMP160 can be used on its own or can be used to fill in corners or detailed sections on larger or more complex moulds before the main reinforcement is added.

Sold as a kit (paste and hardener). Available to buy online in 5kg and 21.6kg kits.


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EMP160 is an advanced moulding paste (also known as laminating paste) for use in the production of high temperature moulds/tools for prepreg and resin infusion. EMP160 uses a special high-Tg epoxy resin combined with aluminium filler and short-strand glass reinforcement to produce a reliable and easy-to-apply structural reinforcement for high temperature moulds.

Patterns should first be gelcoated with EG160 High Temp Epoxy Tooling Gelcoat. For small to medium sized moulds, the high temperature laminating paste can then be used on its own with no further reinforcement necessary. For larger moulds, the paste can be used in conjunction with EL160 High Temp Epoxy Laminating Resin and additional reinforcement (such as woven glass or carbon), in which case the paste can be used to fillet tight corners or smooth over complex details on the mould making it easier to produce a void-free mould using woven reinforcement.

In all cases, a ramped temperature post-cure is required before the component or mould can be used at elevated temperature. See EMP160 Technical Datasheet for post-cure details.

Typical Uses

  • Reinforcement (backing) on moulds for prepreg manufacture (see service temperature notes below)
  • Reinforcement (backing) on moulds for high temperature epoxy infusion.
  • Filling or filleting tight corners or complex details on moulds before laminating with compatible epoxy resin and reinforcement.

How to Buy

Available in either a 5kg or 21.6kg pack, please choose the pack size you require from the drop-down menu at the top of the page.

Further Information

Video Tutorial and Demonstration

In this video we demonstrate how to hand laminate a mould using our EG160 High Temperature Epoxy Tooling Gelcoat and our EMP160 High Temperature Epoxy Mould Making Paste.

Hand Laminating a High Temperature Mould

Tooling/Moulds for XPREG® prepregs

EMP160 is ideally suited as the main reinforcement on composite moulds intended for use with the XPREG® range of prepregs. When using EMP160 paste, moulds are usually made by hand-layup using one or two layers of EG160 gelcoat reinforced using EMP160 paste. The resulting high temperature epoxy mould will be dimensionally stable and reliable at the optimum cure temperature of 120°C recommended for most XPREG® prepregs.

A compatible high temperature release agent, such as Easy-Lease, should always be used. Always follow the correct post-cure procedure before using the mould at elevated temperature.

Maximum Service Temperature

Although EMP160 has an HDT (Heat Distortion Temperature) of 160°C, any air voids present within the laminate can cause blisters or imperfections on the surface of a mould or component once it is post-cured at elevated temperature. For this reason, it is suggested to limit the maximum service temperature of moulds reinforced using EMP160 to 120°C unless special measures have been taken remove the possibility of air voids. Consult technical datasheet for further details.

Suitable gelcoats for EMP160

EMP160 is designed for use with with EG160 High Temp Epoxy Tooling Gelcoat. When applying the paste onto the gelcoat, a fresh 'wet' application of EG160 gelcoat should be used to 'couple' the paste to the gelcoat. See technical datasheet for full details.

If using EMP160 for filleting and filling corners and details on a mould prior to using a traditional fabric reinforcement, the fabric reinforcement should be laminated using EL160 Epoxy Laminating Resin.

Compatibility with other high temperature gelcoats and resins is possible but not guaranteed.

In all cases, resins or pastes used to back-up EG160 gelcoat must have similar high temperature properties in order to result in a completed mould or component which maintains the high temperature stability of EG160.

Using cured EG160 moulds

Moulds/tools reinforced with EMP160 paste can be used to produce parts using epoxy, polyester and vinylester resin systems, including prepregs (subject to maximum service temperature). A suitable release agent is required.

Trade discounts

0-34+
£102.60£94.50
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EMP160 is an advanced moulding paste (also known as laminating paste) for use in the production of high temperature moulds/tools for prepreg and resin infusion. EMP160 uses a special high-Tg epoxy resin combined with aluminium filler and short-strand glass reinforcement to produce a reliable and easy-to-apply structural reinforcement for high temperature moulds.

Patterns should first be gelcoated with EG160 High Temp Epoxy Tooling Gelcoat. For small to medium sized moulds, the high temperature laminating paste can then be used on its own with no further reinforcement necessary. For larger moulds, the paste can be used in conjunction with EL160 High Temp Epoxy Laminating Resin and additional reinforcement (such as woven glass or carbon), in which case the paste can be used to fillet tight corners or smooth over complex details on the mould making it easier to produce a void-free mould using woven reinforcement.

In all cases, a ramped temperature post-cure is required before the component or mould can be used at elevated temperature. See EMP160 Technical Datasheet for post-cure details.

Typical Uses

  • Reinforcement (backing) on moulds for prepreg manufacture (see service temperature notes below)
  • Reinforcement (backing) on moulds for high temperature epoxy infusion.
  • Filling or filleting tight corners or complex details on moulds before laminating with compatible epoxy resin and reinforcement.

How to Buy

Available in either a 5kg or 21.6kg pack, please choose the pack size you require from the drop-down menu at the top of the page.

Further Information

Video Tutorial and Demonstration

In this video we demonstrate how to hand laminate a mould using our EG160 High Temperature Epoxy Tooling Gelcoat and our EMP160 High Temperature Epoxy Mould Making Paste.

Hand Laminating a High Temperature Mould

Tooling/Moulds for XPREG® prepregs

EMP160 is ideally suited as the main reinforcement on composite moulds intended for use with the XPREG® range of prepregs. When using EMP160 paste, moulds are usually made by hand-layup using one or two layers of EG160 gelcoat reinforced using EMP160 paste. The resulting high temperature epoxy mould will be dimensionally stable and reliable at the optimum cure temperature of 120°C recommended for most XPREG® prepregs.

A compatible high temperature release agent, such as Easy-Lease, should always be used. Always follow the correct post-cure procedure before using the mould at elevated temperature.

Maximum Service Temperature

Although EMP160 has an HDT (Heat Distortion Temperature) of 160°C, any air voids present within the laminate can cause blisters or imperfections on the surface of a mould or component once it is post-cured at elevated temperature. For this reason, it is suggested to limit the maximum service temperature of moulds reinforced using EMP160 to 120°C unless special measures have been taken remove the possibility of air voids. Consult technical datasheet for further details.

Suitable gelcoats for EMP160

EMP160 is designed for use with with EG160 High Temp Epoxy Tooling Gelcoat. When applying the paste onto the gelcoat, a fresh 'wet' application of EG160 gelcoat should be used to 'couple' the paste to the gelcoat. See technical datasheet for full details.

If using EMP160 for filleting and filling corners and details on a mould prior to using a traditional fabric reinforcement, the fabric reinforcement should be laminated using EL160 Epoxy Laminating Resin.

Compatibility with other high temperature gelcoats and resins is possible but not guaranteed.

In all cases, resins or pastes used to back-up EG160 gelcoat must have similar high temperature properties in order to result in a completed mould or component which maintains the high temperature stability of EG160.

Using cured EG160 moulds

Moulds/tools reinforced with EMP160 paste can be used to produce parts using epoxy, polyester and vinylester resin systems, including prepregs (subject to maximum service temperature). A suitable release agent is required.

Downloads (2)

This is a chemical product. Before storage or use you must download and read the accompanying safety and technical datasheets.

Safety Datasheet (SDS)299 KB
Technical Datasheet (TDS)527 KB

Specification

Product Data
ColourGrey
Chemistry / MaterialEpoxy
BrandEasy Composites
UV StabilityModerate
Initial Cure Time24
Viscosity50000mPa.s
Pot Life (Typical)120mins
Cured Mechanical Properties
FlexibilityHard / Rigid
Tg Onset (DMA)160°C
Hardness80 (Hard)Shore D
Tensile Strength5.5 - 7.5MPa
Flexural Modulus5150 - 5750GPa
Elongation at Break2.0 - 3.0%
Mechanical Properties
Max Service Temp125°C
General Properties
Gross Weight5.6kg
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Yes, certainly chemical release agents such as our Easy-Lease Chemical Release Agent are ideal for use with Epoxy based moulds and will give a very good, reliable release.

To achieve an even 10mm thick layer over 1 square meter, you will need 12kg of the moulding paste.

Yes, once fully cured, the paste could be machined. However the fibrous nature and potential for small air voids means that the machined surface may not be perfectly smooth so may need additional finishing depending on the end application.

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In the currently selected pack size, this product is classed as 'Limited Quantity Dangerous Goods' for the purposes of transport. This means that transport restrictions apply to certain destinations.

No restrictions or surcharges shipping by road to:

UK, Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Finland, , Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Andorra, Switzerland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden

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United States, Finland, Bahrain, Hong Kong, Japan, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Singapore, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Trinidad and Tobago

Can't ship to:

All other countries. If your country is not listed above then unfortunately we can't ship this product to you.

For very large orders, specialist shipping can be arranged. Please contact us to discuss.

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