MVK-16

High Temperature Polyimide

MVK-16 is a high-temperature thermosetting polyimide resin with service capability up to 288°C (204°C wet). Originally developed by Maverick to replace PMR-15 and its highly toxic diamine 4,4’-methylenedianiline (MDA), MVK-16 contains no mutagenic or carcinogenic components. Although it is most suited for autoclave processing, its chemistry also allows for the use of compression molding.

MVK-16 is available as a PMR-type resin solution from Maverick Corporation, or as a prepreg from Renegade Materials Corporation.

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Typical Properties

Composite Properties Test Parameters Units Typical Values
Glass Transition Temperature DMA, Dry °C 302 - 316
Glass Transition Temperature DMA, Wet °C 218 - 232
Composite Properties Test Parameters Typical Values (MPa) Typical Values (ksi)
Flex Strength RT, ASTM D790 907 - 938 132 - 136
Flex Modulus RT, ASTM D790 20700 - 21400 3000 - 3100
Flex Strength 232°C, ASTM D790 601 - 623 87 - 90
Flex Modulus 232°C, ASTM D790 18600 - 19300 2700 - 2800
Compressive Strength RT, ASTM D6641 569 - 672 83 - 98
Compressive Modulus RT, ASTM D6641 24100 - 26900 3500 - 3900
Compressive Strength 232°C, ASTM D6641 378 - 445 55 - 65
Compressive Modulus 232°C, ASTM D6641 27600 - 29000 4000 - 4200
Short Beam Shear Strength RT, ASTM D2344 78 - 79 11.3 - 11.5
Short Beam Shear Strength 232°C, ASTM D2344 39 - 41 5.7 - 6.0

Reinforcement: 4581 AstroQuartz III Fabric

Composite Properties Test Parameters Typical Values (MPa) Typical Values (ksi)
Flex Strength RT, ASTM D790 737 - 759 107 - 110
Flex Modulus RT, ASTM D790 20700 - 21400 3000 - 3100
Flex Strength 232°C, ASTM D790 578 - 600 84 - 87
Flex Modulus 232°C, ASTM D790 20000 - 20700 2900 - 3000
Compressive Strength RT, ASTM D6641 612 - 629 89 -91
Compressive Modulus RT, ASTM D6641 25500 - 28300 3700 - 4100
Compressive Strength 232°C, ASTM D6641 326 - 385 47 - 56
Compressive Modulus 232°C, ASTM D6641 26200 - 27600 3800 - 4000
Short Beam Shear Strength RT, ASTM D2344 77 - 83 11.2 - 12.1
Short Beam Shear Strength 232°C, ASTM D2344 33 - 34 4.8 - 5.0

Reinforcement: 6781 S2 Glass Fabric

Composite Properties Test Parameters Typical Values (MPa) Typical Values (ksi)
Tensile Strength RT 876 - 910 127 - 132
Tensile Modulus RT 67600 - 71700 9800 - 10400
Tensile Strength 232°C 772 - 841 112 - 122
Tensile Modulus 232°C 68300 - 72400 9900 - 10500
Tensile Strength 288°C 786 - 876 114 - 127
Tensile Modulus 288°C 64800 - 82000 9400 - 11900
Interlaminar Double Notch Shear Strength RT 50 - 76 7.3 - 11.0
Interlaminar Double Notch Shear Strength 232°C 38 - 63 5.5 - 9.1
Interlaminar Double Notch Shear Strength 288°C 52 - 57 7.5 - 8.2
In-Plane Iosipescu Shear Strength RT 107 - 118 15.5 - 17.1
In-Plane Iosipescu Shear Strength 232°C 88 - 95 12.8 - 13.8
In-Plane Iosipescu Shear Strength 288°C 77 - 79 11.2 - 11.4
Compressive Strength RT 621 - 689 90 - 100
Compressive Strength 232°C - -
Compressive Strength 288°C - -

Reinforcement: T650-35 8-Harness Satin Carbon Fabric

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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