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3M™ Matrix Resin 8830

Part Number 88303M Product Number 8830
  • Low viscosity additive enables high or low viscosity formulations
  • Reacts with a full range of curing agents depending on processing conditions and properties of the finished product desired
  • High concentration of nanoparticles allows up to 70% dilution while maintaining strength, modulus and toughness
  • Offers exceptional hot/wet composite performance
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  • Low viscosity additive enables high or low viscosity formulations
  • Reacts with a full range of curing agents depending on processing conditions and properties of the finished product desired
  • High concentration of nanoparticles allows up to 70% dilution while maintaining strength, modulus and toughness
  • Offers exceptional hot/wet composite performance
  • 2 year shelf life at room temperature

3M™ Matrix Resin 8830 is a two‑part, low viscosity, Bis‑A epoxy base composite with a high concentration of nanoparticles to be used as an additive in resin formulation. Our proprietary matrix technology allows nanoparticles in between each carbon fiber, significantly increasing both shear modulus and fracture toughness.

3M™ Matrix Resin 8830, a two part, low viscosity, Bis A epoxy matrix resin, was developed using our advanced, proprietary nanoparticle technology that enables significantly higher loadings of uniformly dispersed nanoparticles. The resulting high performance formula yields tougher composites with higher shear elasticity to meet aviation industry specifications. This product's high concentration of nanoparticles allows up to 70% dilution while maintaining strength, modulus, toughness, coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) and hardness benefits for dicyandiamide (DICY) curing or 20% dilution for anhydride curing. 8830 is to be used as an additive in resin formulation, and also requires a curative for use.

Suggested Applications

  • Resin formulation for structural applications
  • Resin formulation for tooling applications
  • Resin formulation for high hardness epoxy applications

Start with Nanoparticles
Carbon fiber composite products are limited by their compression strength. Under compressive loading, carbon fibers can micro-buckle (like a small wrinkle) resulting in breakage or failure of the composite product.

We successfully created a resin with a high concentration of uniformly dispersed nanoparticles that makes a stronger composite. These nanoparticles are so tiny, they can uniformly surround and support the carbon fibers, significantly increasing the shear modulus of the resin and effectively delaying the micro-buckling of the carbon fibers. The greater the nanoparticle loading, the stiffer the support of the carbon fiber. Where other nanotechnologies (like carbon nano tubes) deliver <3% nanoparticles loading, our proprietary technology uniquely enables loadings of >40% of uniformly dispersed nanoparticles. Conventional-sized fillers are simply too large to completely surround the fibers and difficult to disperse uniformly in the resin. With 3M™ Matrix Resin 8830, the exceptional bond between the particle and the resin hinders crack proliferation by creating a complex path that effectively dissipates energy. The result: tougher composites.

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Strength Two Ways
3M significantly increases resin shear modulus while simultaneously adding fracture toughness. In the past, attempts to increase resin stiffness resulted in a significant decrease in fracture toughness, producing very brittle materials. 3M's proprietary nanoparticles technology creates such a strong bond between the particle and the resin that energy is dissipated when the composite is stressed, preventing crack propagation.

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3M is proud to partner with organizations across the spectrum of aerospace and related industries. Creating efficiencies, reducing process times and lowering aircraft weight is how we execute our never-ending mission to offer best-in-class adhesives, sealants and other products that effectively reduce costs on multiple fronts. Professionals across the industry know the cost-saving advantages of 3M™ Aerospace. Our brand is widely recognized for the highest standards of quality and performance and adds value to the final results. By engineering reliability, longevity and performance into all of our products, we have a history of saving money by reducing waste, rework and time.

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