Ecoject set out to develop and characterise a high-performance aerospace grade unidirectional carbon fibre reinforced composite material based on SHD’s sustainable resin system PS200. This material then optimised for high volume aerospace production. The industrial partner and end-user was Meggitt PLC and the applications are aero engine internal components, nacelles and electronics protection.
This project also characterised the extreme high temperature (>1000°C) performance of PS200 to investigate its suitability for demanding turbofan engine internal components.
During the project, SHD developed and manufactured PS200 prepreg using high performance carbon fibres. The form and characteristics were be optimised for automated layup techniques to facilitate high volume part manufacture. Manufacturing techniques were also developed to produce component parts at the rate required to support the needs of engine manufacturers.
The project team included Meggitt PLC and AMRC.