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3M™ Matrix Resin 8834

Part Number 88343M Product Number 8834
  • Offers low viscosity for large part infusion with enhanced properties
  • Higher torque carrying capacity for rotating tubes and shafts allows longer, stronger or lighter weight designs
  • Enables near net molded composite tools
  • Provides improved machinabilty vs. silica nanoparticle based epoxies
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  • Offers low viscosity for large part infusion with enhanced properties
  • Higher torque carrying capacity for rotating tubes and shafts allows longer, stronger or lighter weight designs
  • Enables near net molded composite tools
  • Provides improved machinabilty vs. silica nanoparticle based epoxies
  • 2 year shelf life at room temperature
  • 2 year shelf life at room temperature

3M™ Matrix Resin 8834 is a two part, low viscosity, nanoparticle modified cycloaliphatic epoxy curable at low temperatures (130°C). This resin is optimized for vacuum infusion, RTM and filament winding for a wide range of service temperatures (up to 200°C) with high stiffness and balanced toughness.

3M™ Matrix Resin 8834, a two part, low viscosity, nanoparticle modified cycloaliphatic epoxy, 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 specifications in the aviation industry.

8834 has low viscosity for large part infusion and enhanced properties, including higher torque carrying capacity for rotating tubes and shafts. This allows for longer, stronger and lighter weight designs. Our resin provides improved machinability compared to silica nanoparticle based epoxies. It enables near net molded composite tools and is optimized for high service temperatures and demanding composite applications. 3M™ Matrix Resin 8834 can be used for vacuum infusion, RTM and filament winding for service temperatures (up to 200°C) with high stiffness and balanced toughness.

Suggested Applications

  • High service temperature filament wound or pultruded rods or shafts
  • Parts manufactured via vacuum infusion
  • Low springback composite tools
  • High service temperature RTM parts for structural 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 8834, 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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