Composites Evolution is excited to be announced as official prepreg supplier for the ‘67 Mustang by Charge Cars.
Craftsmanship and technology elegantly combined, the ‘67 by Charge Cars is constructed using a brand-new bodyshell, manufactured by using lightweight carbon fibre.
Driven by achieving visual perfection, Charge Cars teamed up with Composites Evolution to utilise their Evopreg® EPC300 range of component prepregs. This resulted in Evopreg® EPC300 with carbon fibre becoming the material of choice for the ‘67’s bodywork, due to its ease of lay-up and the excellent surface finish achieved straight from the mould.
In addition, the complex requirements of the ‘67’s floor-mounted structural carbon battery box required an entirely new composite prepreg system to be developed and qualified by Charge Cars. The battery box needed to be structural, complex in shape, fully fire retardant to ECE R100 regulations, have an excellent ‘double A side’ surface finish, and be electrically non-conductive.
To meet these challenging demands, the team at Composites Evolution developed a novel fire-retardant, visual quality, structural epoxy prepreg, and, working closely with Charge Cars engineers, testing the material against all aspects of the customer specification. A series of prototypes were manufactured successfully, with the new prepreg system proving to have excellent processability.
Charge Cars said: “Composites Evolution have been fantastic support for the ‘67 by Charge Cars. Offering us a range of knowledge and materials to support all aspects of our vehicle builds.”
Rochelle Helliwell and Mike Harrison of Composites Evolution added: “It has been a pleasure working with the Charge Cars team, and we look forward to what the future holds as we support them on the journey of revolutionising classic, iconic vehicles.”
Composites Evolution has now officially launched their innovative material as Evopreg® EPC312FR, adding it to its popular Evopreg® range of epoxy component prepregs.
Evopreg® EPC312FR is a medium temperature curing, flame retardant, toughened epoxy resin system, formulated specifically for fire retardant performance up to UL94V0, high visual quality and high mechanical properties. It can be supplied with a range of reinforcement fibres and fabrics, including carbon, glass, aramid and hybrids. The prepregs can be consolidated by autoclave or press moulding and are designed for a range of applications including automotive, motorsport and general industrial.
Rochelle Helliwell and Mike Harrison will be at JEC 2023 Paris, stand S52 to discuss Composites Evolutions complete range of Evopreg component, tooling, and fire-resistant prepregs.
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