Aerovac Peel Ply Meets a Wide Variety of Composites Manufacturing Needs
Using Peel Ply
Peel ply is used in several different composite manufacturing processes. It is most commonly used in vacuum bag cure of prepreg or wet-preg and vacuum infusion processing. It is also used in other processes such as glass lamination and compression molding. For vacuum bag cure of prepreg or wet-preg, peel ply is placed against the final prepreg layer. Afterwards, it is covered with a release film and breather material. The combination of peel ply, release film, and breather helps to remove gases and excess resin from the laminate.
For vacuum infusion, peel ply is placed against the last layer of dry fiber reinforcement. It can be covered with a flow media, such as Infuply2 or VI10. In addition to leaving a nice texture for subsequent processing, the peel ply allows for easy removal of flow media and other process materials after the part is cured. Products are available with black or red pinstripes for easy identification on a cured composite part. It can also be left in place on the cured part to keep it clean of contaminants prior to subsequent processing.
How to Select the Right Peel Ply for Your Manufacturing Process
Our Technical Support Team can help assist you in selecting the ideal Aerovac peel ply for your specific application. Aerovac offers a wide range of peel ply products as well as combination products such as Vac-Ply Combi 1. This product combines perforated release film, knitted infusion mesh, and peel ply for use in resin infusion applications in temperatures up to 248°F.
Explore products below and download technical data sheets on-demand. Aerovac process materials are available through Composites One in North America or through Aerovac’s Distribution Network globally.
Aerovac Peel Ply Products
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White, medium weight, nylon with red pinstripe. Also strips cleanly and quickly from most commercial resin systems and works up to 400°F (204°C).
White, medium weight, nylon. Also strips cleanly and quickly from most commercial resin systems, working up to 400°F (204°C).
Fluorescent green, medium weight, nylon, easily visible and strips cleanly and quickly from most commercial resin systems, working up to 400°F (204°C).
White, lightweight nylon, strips cleanly and quickly from most commercial resin systems, working up to 400°F (204°C).
Pink, medium weight nylon 6.6, easily visible and strips cleanly from most commercial resin systems, works up to 400°F (204°C).
White, heavyweight polyester which is recommended for use with a range of commercial systems, including phenolic resins, works up to 356°F (180°C).
White, medium weight polyester which also strips easily and cleanly from a range of commercial systems, including phenolic resins. Approved on various aerospace specifications, suitable for use up to 400°F (204°C).
Medium weight nylon 6.6 for use directly against laminates or bond lines, imparting a very fine weave pattern upon removal from the laminate. Approved on various aerospace specifications and can be used up to 450°F (232°C).
Lightweight nylon 6.6 which has been heat set and scoured for use directly against laminates or bond lines. Imparts a very fine weave pattern upon removal from the laminate and can be used up to 450°F (232°C).
VAC-PLY COMBI 1
Polyethylene and nylon, perforated release film combined with knitted infusion mesh and peel ply. Temperature resistance up to 248°F (120°C).