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Specification

Product Data
ColourGrey
UV ResistanceModerate
Maximum Casting Thickness75mm
Weight and Dimensions
Density1.70g/cm³
Cured Mechanical Properties
Max Service Temp160°C
Chemistry / MaterialEpoxy
Viscosity16000mPa.s
Hardness91Shore D
FlexibilityHard / Rigid
Tensile Strength14.5MPa
Elongation at Break2.5%
Flexural Strength58.5MPa
Flexural Modulus76500GPa
Linear Shrinkage0.1%
Pot Life and Cure Times
Pot Life (Typical)120mins
Initial Cure Time14Hrs
General Properties
Gross Weight6kg

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TC160 Tool Cast High Temp Epoxy Casting Resin 5.5kg

TC160 is an aluminium filled, high service temperature epoxy casting resin suitable for service temperatures up to 160°C. TC160 is designed for the production of high temperature cast resin tooling such as two-part hot-press compression moulds for moulding and curing prepregs.

Sold as a kit (resin and hardener). Available to buy online in a 5.3kg kit.


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TC160 Tool Cast is an aluminium filled, high service temperature epoxy casting resin suitable for service temperatures up to 160°C. It is designed for the production of high temperature cast resin tooling such as two-part hot press compression moulds for moulding and curing prepregs or particularly high service temperature vacuum forming tools (for regular vacuum forming tools, TC80 Tool Cast is recommended).

TC160 cures with negligeable shrinkage and can be cast in relatively large volumes. The system is highly polishable, very hard-wearing and thermally conductive making it ideally suited to high temperature repetitive pressing/moulding applications such as hot-press moulding of prepregs. The low mixed viscosity of this two-part epoxy system ensures very accurate reproduction of even the finest surface detail.

Subject to use of a suitable release agent (such as Easy-Lease CR1), TC160 is a suitable and compatible mould material for most thermoset resin systems including epoxy (and epoxy prepregs), polyester and vinylester.

Typical Uses

  • Two-part compression moulds for prepregs (hot press moulding)
  • Cast single-part moulds for prepreg moulding or other high temperature applications
  • Particularly high temperature vacuum forming tools

Advantages

  • Extremely high 160°C service temperature
  • Good thermal conductivity
  • Highly polishable
  • High compressive strength
  • Excellent hardness retention at high temperatures
  • Very low shrinkage
  • Low viscosity with excellent detail reproduction

Further Information

TC160 is a two-part epoxy casting resin and is sold as a kit, including the resin and hardener in the correct proportions.

The maximum recommended casting thickness of TC160 is 75mm. Where tools have sections exceeding 75mm, the area should be 'blocked out' using cores which can be removed after casting, or remain as part of the tool.

To achieve the high temperature properties, TC160 must be allowed to cure at room temperature (approx. 24hrs) and then be post-cured at elevated temperature (see datasheet for details).

TC160 Tool Cast is an aluminium filled, high service temperature epoxy casting resin suitable for service temperatures up to 160°C. It is designed for the production of high temperature cast resin tooling such as two-part hot press compression moulds for moulding and curing prepregs or particularly high service temperature vacuum forming tools (for regular vacuum forming tools, TC80 Tool Cast is recommended).

TC160 cures with negligeable shrinkage and can be cast in relatively large volumes. The system is highly polishable, very hard-wearing and thermally conductive making it ideally suited to high temperature repetitive pressing/moulding applications such as hot-press moulding of prepregs. The low mixed viscosity of this two-part epoxy system ensures very accurate reproduction of even the finest surface detail.

Subject to use of a suitable release agent (such as Easy-Lease CR1), TC160 is a suitable and compatible mould material for most thermoset resin systems including epoxy (and epoxy prepregs), polyester and vinylester.

Typical Uses

  • Two-part compression moulds for prepregs (hot press moulding)
  • Cast single-part moulds for prepreg moulding or other high temperature applications
  • Particularly high temperature vacuum forming tools

Advantages

  • Extremely high 160°C service temperature
  • Good thermal conductivity
  • Highly polishable
  • High compressive strength
  • Excellent hardness retention at high temperatures
  • Very low shrinkage
  • Low viscosity with excellent detail reproduction

Further Information

TC160 is a two-part epoxy casting resin and is sold as a kit, including the resin and hardener in the correct proportions.

The maximum recommended casting thickness of TC160 is 75mm. Where tools have sections exceeding 75mm, the area should be 'blocked out' using cores which can be removed after casting, or remain as part of the tool.

To achieve the high temperature properties, TC160 must be allowed to cure at room temperature (approx. 24hrs) and then be post-cured at elevated temperature (see datasheet for details).

Downloads (3)

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

Safety DataSheet (SDS)405 KB
Dutch Safety DataSheet425 KB
Technical DataSheet (TDS)241 KB

Specification

Product Data
ColourGrey
UV ResistanceModerate
Maximum Casting Thickness75mm
Weight and Dimensions
Density1.70g/cm³
Cured Mechanical Properties
Max Service Temp160°C
Chemistry / MaterialEpoxy
Viscosity16000mPa.s
Hardness91Shore D
FlexibilityHard / Rigid
Tensile Strength14.5MPa
Elongation at Break2.5%
Flexural Strength58.5MPa
Flexural Modulus76500GPa
Linear Shrinkage0.1%
Pot Life and Cure Times
Pot Life (Typical)120mins
Initial Cure Time14Hrs
General Properties
Gross Weight6kg
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Yes it can be used for out of autoclave pre-preg work up to the resins maximum surface temperature. The mould would need to be post cured to ensure the mould has the temperature resistance. You would need to take into account that there may be a bit of lag in the temperature increase due to the larger mould volume which may mean a little extra soak time needed to allow the mould temperature to catch up.

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Restrictions

This product is classed as dangerous goods for transport.

It can be shipped to all mainland EU countries, Ireland, Balearic Islands, Corsica, Sicily and Sardinia.

Unfortunately, for the time being we are unable to ship dangerous goods to Cyprus, Malta, the Canary Islands, Ceuta, Melilla, Jan Mayan and Svalbard.

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Package Size

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Delivery Cost

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