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Specification

Fabric Specification
Fibre Orientation0, 90
Resin MatrixEpoxy
ColourWhite
Weave2 x 2 Twill
FormatWoven Fabric
Fibre TypeGlass Fibre
Picks8cm
TypeComponent Prepreg
Typical Laminate Properties
Tg Onset (DMA)140°C
Tg Peak (DMA)148°C
Fibre Properties
Width1270mm
Consolidated Thickness0.3mm
Areal Weight280g/m²
Min Cure Temp80°C
Max Cure Temp120°C
Max Service Temp130°C
UV ResistanceGood
Freezer-life (at -18°C)12Months
Out-life (at 20°C)30Days
Resin Weight38%
Ends8/cm
General Properties
Gross Weight1.22kg
BrandXPREG

Shipping Information

Restrictions

This product is not classed as dangerous goods for transport and can be shipped to all destinations without restriction.

Prepreg Product - IMPORTANT!

Uncured prepreg materials are stored at -20°C and are shipped still frozen from our facility. This prepreg has an 'out-life' of at least 30 days at room temperature and so typical delivery times will still leave plenty of safe 'out-life' remaining.

During summer months or periods of hot weather, it is recommended to order prepregs at the start of the week (Monday or Tuesday) to avoid adding extra shipping days over the weekend.

Unless you plan to use the product immediately, it should be placed into frozen storage as soon as possible on receipt.

Package Size

The packaged size of this product exceeds 1.2m in length and so an additional handling surcharge (charged by the courier) will be included in the quoted shipping cost.

Delivery Cost

To find the delivery cost of this item to your address, add it to your basket and then use the instant shipping calculator on the basket page.

XC130 280g 2/2 Twill Prepreg Glass Fibre (1270mm)

Industry standard XPREG XC130 prepreg system with glass fibre reinforcement, designed for autoclave or hot-press cure. Oven and vacuum bag (OOA) cure is possible but will require some finishing work.

Glass fibre prepreg is an alternative to carbon fibre prepreg for less demanding applications, or those where carbon fibre is either not permitted, or problematic.

This prepreg reinforcement is 1.27m (1270mm) wide and available in 1m, 5m and 33m roll lengths.


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PRICE
€51.20ex. VAT
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3 in stock available for immediate shipping
QTY
ROLLS
ROLLS
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XPREG® XC130 is an epoxy-based component autoclave prepreg carbon fibre system with a 130°C maximum service temperature developed for autoclave or other positive pressure cure. The prepreg listed on this page uses a 280g 2x2 twill Hexcel glass fibre reinforcement and is 1270mm wide.

This toughened resin system offers convenient processing and excellent mechanical properties. XC130 has a long out-life (at least 30 days at 20°C) with an intermediate tack level making for easy handling and laminating whilst its variable cure temperature from 80°C allows a wide range of mould systems to be used.

Typical Uses

XC130 is the recommended system for the manufacture of both structural and cosmetic applications where components will be cured in an autoclave or otherwise under positive pressure (such as heated platen press).

This 280g 2x2 twill glass fibre reinforced prepreg is as an alternative to our carbon fibre reinforced prepregs and can be used in less structurally demanding applications or those where carbon fibre reinforcement is either not permitted, such as vintage racing, or where carbon fibre is problematic, such as components requiring radio transparency.

  • High-end GRP components
  • UAV fuselages, radio canopies
  • Vintage car/bike components

How to Buy

All XPREG® prepregs are stored on site in our freezers. To reduce handling time and allow same-day dispatch, prepregs are available in pre-cut roll lengths. Choose the roll length you require from the drop-down list at the top of the page. When ordering a full roll of fabric the drop-down list shows the typical roll length but please allow for length variance of plus or minus 1m which has already been factored into the low unit price of our full length rolls.

Your XPREG® prepreg is sealed in air-tight packaging and will ship from us still frozen. Please see the transport tab for further details and important information about delivery.

Further Information

Curing

Autoclave Cure

XPREG® XC130 is designed to be autoclave cured or otherwise cured under positive pressure (such as heated platen or pressurised bladder).

Initial cure is possible from 80°C although service temperature will be determined by the final cure temperature.

Out-of-Autoclave Cure

Unlike with our carbon fibre prepregs, Easy Composites does not supply an XC110 (out-of-autoclave cure) glass reinforced prepreg. The reason for this is because the XC110 system does not reliably produce the trademark ‘pin-hole free’ surface finish when curing glass reinforced laminates under vacuum pressure and oven cure only.

In situations where you want to use a glass prepreg and cure out-of-autoclave, this XC130 glass prepreg can be used, although minor surface pin-holes, requiring some finishing, should be expected.

CURE CYCLES AND RESULTING Tg

Cure Temp Comments Initial Min Cure Time Resulting Tg
80°C (Minimum) 16hrs 90°C
90°C   8hrs 100°C
100°C   4hrs 110°C
120°C (Maximum) 2hrs 120°C
130°C Post Cure 2hrs 140°C

Suitable Moulds/Tooling

Moulds/tools should be epoxy-based composite moulds, epoxy tooling board or metal. In all cases, moulds must be temperature stable to a minimum of 85°C but ideally to 120°C.

Fully Compatible:

  • High temp epoxy hand-layup moulds (e.g. EG160 / EMP160)
  • Carbon or glass fibre prepreg moulds (e.g. XPREG® XT135)
  • Epoxy tooling board (e.g. EB700 Epoxy Tooling Board with S120 Board Sealer)
  • Aluminium / stainless steel moulds
  • Toughened glass (for flat sheet/panels)

It is not recommended to use hand laminated Uni-Mould tools in an autoclave due to the likelihood that voids within the moulds will cause blisters and distortion in the mould at elevated temperature and pressure.

Storage and Handling

When not in use, XPREG® prepregs should be kept frozen at -18°C (0°F) in sealed plastic packaging. When ready to use, the material should be removed from the freezer and allowed to thaw fully to room temperature before being removed from the packaging.

Remaining material should be re-sealed before returning to the freezer to avoid the risk of moisture uptake.

XPREG® XC130 is an epoxy-based component autoclave prepreg carbon fibre system with a 130°C maximum service temperature developed for autoclave or other positive pressure cure. The prepreg listed on this page uses a 280g 2x2 twill Hexcel glass fibre reinforcement and is 1270mm wide.

This toughened resin system offers convenient processing and excellent mechanical properties. XC130 has a long out-life (at least 30 days at 20°C) with an intermediate tack level making for easy handling and laminating whilst its variable cure temperature from 80°C allows a wide range of mould systems to be used.

Typical Uses

XC130 is the recommended system for the manufacture of both structural and cosmetic applications where components will be cured in an autoclave or otherwise under positive pressure (such as heated platen press).

This 280g 2x2 twill glass fibre reinforced prepreg is as an alternative to our carbon fibre reinforced prepregs and can be used in less structurally demanding applications or those where carbon fibre reinforcement is either not permitted, such as vintage racing, or where carbon fibre is problematic, such as components requiring radio transparency.

  • High-end GRP components
  • UAV fuselages, radio canopies
  • Vintage car/bike components

How to Buy

All XPREG® prepregs are stored on site in our freezers. To reduce handling time and allow same-day dispatch, prepregs are available in pre-cut roll lengths. Choose the roll length you require from the drop-down list at the top of the page. When ordering a full roll of fabric the drop-down list shows the typical roll length but please allow for length variance of plus or minus 1m which has already been factored into the low unit price of our full length rolls.

Your XPREG® prepreg is sealed in air-tight packaging and will ship from us still frozen. Please see the transport tab for further details and important information about delivery.

Further Information

Curing

Autoclave Cure

XPREG® XC130 is designed to be autoclave cured or otherwise cured under positive pressure (such as heated platen or pressurised bladder).

Initial cure is possible from 80°C although service temperature will be determined by the final cure temperature.

Out-of-Autoclave Cure

Unlike with our carbon fibre prepregs, Easy Composites does not supply an XC110 (out-of-autoclave cure) glass reinforced prepreg. The reason for this is because the XC110 system does not reliably produce the trademark ‘pin-hole free’ surface finish when curing glass reinforced laminates under vacuum pressure and oven cure only.

In situations where you want to use a glass prepreg and cure out-of-autoclave, this XC130 glass prepreg can be used, although minor surface pin-holes, requiring some finishing, should be expected.

CURE CYCLES AND RESULTING Tg

Cure Temp Comments Initial Min Cure Time Resulting Tg
80°C (Minimum) 16hrs 90°C
90°C   8hrs 100°C
100°C   4hrs 110°C
120°C (Maximum) 2hrs 120°C
130°C Post Cure 2hrs 140°C

Suitable Moulds/Tooling

Moulds/tools should be epoxy-based composite moulds, epoxy tooling board or metal. In all cases, moulds must be temperature stable to a minimum of 85°C but ideally to 120°C.

Fully Compatible:

  • High temp epoxy hand-layup moulds (e.g. EG160 / EMP160)
  • Carbon or glass fibre prepreg moulds (e.g. XPREG® XT135)
  • Epoxy tooling board (e.g. EB700 Epoxy Tooling Board with S120 Board Sealer)
  • Aluminium / stainless steel moulds
  • Toughened glass (for flat sheet/panels)

It is not recommended to use hand laminated Uni-Mould tools in an autoclave due to the likelihood that voids within the moulds will cause blisters and distortion in the mould at elevated temperature and pressure.

Storage and Handling

When not in use, XPREG® prepregs should be kept frozen at -18°C (0°F) in sealed plastic packaging. When ready to use, the material should be removed from the freezer and allowed to thaw fully to room temperature before being removed from the packaging.

Remaining material should be re-sealed before returning to the freezer to avoid the risk of moisture uptake.

Downloads (1)

Technical DataSheet (TDS)551 KB

Specification

Fabric Specification
Fibre Orientation0, 90
Resin MatrixEpoxy
ColourWhite
Weave2 x 2 Twill
FormatWoven Fabric
Fibre TypeGlass Fibre
Picks8cm
TypeComponent Prepreg
Typical Laminate Properties
Tg Onset (DMA)140°C
Tg Peak (DMA)148°C
Fibre Properties
Width1270mm
Consolidated Thickness0.3mm
Areal Weight280g/m²
Min Cure Temp80°C
Max Cure Temp120°C
Max Service Temp130°C
UV ResistanceGood
Freezer-life (at -18°C)12Months
Out-life (at 20°C)30Days
Resin Weight38%
Ends8/cm
General Properties
Gross Weight1.22kg
BrandXPREG
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Shipping Information

Restrictions

This product is not classed as dangerous goods for transport and can be shipped to all destinations without restriction.

Prepreg Product - IMPORTANT!

Uncured prepreg materials are stored at -20°C and are shipped still frozen from our facility. This prepreg has an 'out-life' of at least 30 days at room temperature and so typical delivery times will still leave plenty of safe 'out-life' remaining.

During summer months or periods of hot weather, it is recommended to order prepregs at the start of the week (Monday or Tuesday) to avoid adding extra shipping days over the weekend.

Unless you plan to use the product immediately, it should be placed into frozen storage as soon as possible on receipt.

Package Size

The packaged size of this product exceeds 1.2m in length and so an additional handling surcharge (charged by the courier) will be included in the quoted shipping cost.

Delivery Cost

To find the delivery cost of this item to your address, add it to your basket and then use the instant shipping calculator on the basket page.

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