MVK-10

RTM Polyimide Resin

MVK-10 is a high-temperature thermosetting polyimide resin with service capability up to 288°C. Its low melt viscosity (300-600 cP at 260°C) makes MVK-10 one of a small number of polyimides suitable for use in resin transfer molding (RTM) processes. MVK-10 composites produced by RTM exhibit no voids or microcracking.

Originally developed by Maverick to replace PMR-15 and its highly toxic diamine 4,4’-methylenedianiline (MDA), MVK-10 contains no mutagenic or carcinogenic components. Although it is most suited for RTM processing, its chemistry also allows for the use of autoclave processing or compression molding. MVK-10 is available as a PMR-type resin solution or as a pre-imidized powder from Maverick Corporation.

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Typical Properties

Composite Properties Test Parameters Units Typical Values
Glass Transition Temperature DMA, Dry °C 305
Glass Transition Temperature DMA, Wet (60°C, 90% RH) °C 250
Glass Transition Temperature DMA after TOS (260°C, 1000 hrs) °C 310
Thermal Oxidative Stability 260°C, 1000 hrs % wt loss 1.1
Moisture Uptake 60°C, 90% RH % wt gain 1.2
Fiber Volume ASTM D3171-99 % 56

Reinforcement: T650-35 Carbon Fabric, 8-Harness Satin Weave, UC309 Epoxy Finish

Composite Properties Test Parameters Typical Values (MPa) Typical Values (ksi)
Compression Strength RT, Dry 656 95
Compression Strength 260°C, Dry 444 64
Compression Strength RT, Wet (60°C, 90% RH) 663 96
Compression Strength 260°C, Wet (60°C, 90% RH) 282 41
Compression Strength 260°C, after TOS (260°C, 1000 hrs) 440 64
Interlaminar Shear Strength RT, Dry 50.3 7.3
Interlaminar Shear Strength 260°C, Dry 37.2 5.4
Interlaminar Shear Strength RT, Wet (60°C, 90% RH) 53.7 7.8
Interlaminar Shear Strength 260°C, Wet (60°C, 90% RH) 22.7 3.3
Interlaminar Shear Strength RT, after TOS (260°C, 1000 hrs) 46.2 6.7
Interlaminar Shear Strength 260°C, after TOS (260°C, 1000 hrs) 37.9 5.5

Reinforcement: T650-35 Carbon Fabric, 8-Harness Satin Weave, UC309 Epoxy Finish

Resin Properties Test Parameters Units Typical Values
Solution Solids Content 204°C/180 min cure % 60 - 65
Solution Density (Room Temp.) - g/mL 1.05 - 1.10
Solution Viscosity (Room Temp) Brookfield spindle #RV-4, 100 rpm cP 250 - 650
Powder Melt Viscosity 260°C, Brookfield spindle #27, 50 rpm cP 300 - 600
Powder Volatile Content TGA ramp to 316°C % 4 - 6

Disclaimer: The data listed herein fall within the normal range of properties but should not be used to establish specification limits or used alone as the basis of design. Maverick Corporation assumes no obligations or liabilities for any advice furnished or for any results obtained with respect to this information. All such advice is given and accepted at buyer’s risk.

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