NissanGTR 50

Case study | Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign

Carbon fiber composite materials for automotive and motorsport

Carbon fibre composite materials are excellent items for the automotive and motorsport industry.
The use of these materials for the automotive and motorsport has significant benefits both for their technical and aesthetical performances such as resistance/weight better performances and environmentally sustainability.
According to recent studies, structural components made by composite materials are 30% lighter when compared to aluminium. This percentage even reaches 70% when compared to stain.
Carbon fibre materials allow on one hand to enhance vehicles performances, and on the other hand they are an alternative way to reduce CO2 emissions on the environment.
Thanks to above-mentioned features, carbon fibre is perfectly suitable to realize exterior components for motorbikes and bicycles. These are the applications where the aesthetics and excellent performances are most important.

 

Matrix X4-140

From Microtex Composites research comes a new type of matrix which allows to reach outstanding technical and aesthetical performances.
X4-140 is an epoxy “carbon look” resin, one-of-a-kind, when compared to matrices of the same category.

Why X4-140 is so WOW
  • maximum transparency
  • great surface finishing
  • dicy-free which means no white spots and marks when in contact with the mould
  • UV-rays good resistance: anti-yellowing properties (photo and thermo degradation resistance)
  • Good mechanical properties
  • High TG
Prepreg technical features
X4-140 has an outlife of 4 weeks at 21°C and a storage life of 12 months at -18°C.

It is also available in a wide range of reinforced fibres such as carbon, aramidic, glass fibres and special fabrics.

Tg typical values

curing cycles x4-140

Read X4-140 technical sheet by clicking here
Take a look at all our matrices here

Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign

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GT-R50by Italdesign case study
Our product has been choosen by Italdesign for the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign. This vehicle was presented in world premiere on the circuit of “Tazio Nuvolari” in Cervesina (PV) on May 20th, 2020.
The Nissan GT-R 50 celebrates 50 years of the historical Japanese and Italdesign’s model: this latter developed and projected this vehicle and is following the production and they are taking care of the production of 50 limited edition units which will be exclusive and customized for each client.

The X4-140 resin has been used for:

  • carbon look parts such as the rear diffuser (where the carbon texture is visible)
  • the body colour in a combination with the surface film SF 150. It allows to obtain a proper surface finishing where the texture is not visible.
Feedback from the customer
Italdesing: “Good mechanical features, the processability of the material together with the improved transparency allow to obtain a high-quality product.”
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