Proxima® resin is the Materia game-changing thermoset system for structural composites that sets the next-generation standard for fatigue-resistance and cost-effectiveness. The Proxima resin system allows integrated and independent blade providers to build longer-lasting and larger-diameter rotors and ultimately produce more clean energy at a lower cost.
In independent analyses, Proxima laminates show dramatically superior fracture toughness, delamination resistance and improved structural integrity than traditional epoxy systems in composite fatigue studies.
- Proxima resin’s significantly lower viscosity enables greater manufacturing efficiency, allowing for 10x faster infusion rates than traditional resins.
- Proxima resin is lower density than epoxies and therefore contributes to an overall lower blade masses when used to manufacture larger and longer blades.
- Proxima resin is lower cost and cleaner than epoxy, creating only 50% of the carbon emissions that epoxy does, according to independent studies.
- Proxima formulations are available for other composite applications and common processes such as RIM, RTM, VARTM and pultrusion.
Produced using the exclusive Materia catalysts and a widely available petroleum byproduct, Proxima resin’s production costs and environmental footprint are inherently low and new industrial scale capacity can be brought online within months anywhere in the world.