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Nelco N4000-11 Multifunctional Epoxy Laminate and Prepreg

The Nelco N4000-11 Multifunctional Epoxy Laminate and Prepreg is a high-performance composite material used by Rayming PCB & Assembly. The epoxy resin offers a variety of benefits that make this a top choice for manufacturers and contractors. This article will provide an overview of what the manufacturer claims to offer, how each characteristic is beneficial, the essential materials, and how to use them productively.

Nelco describes its product as “A new age in composite technology.” The Nelco N4000-11 is a high-performance product that benefits manufacturers and contractors.

The benefits cited by the manufacturer:

1) Addresses industrial labor cost savings

2) Reduced scrap and waste in manufacturing processes, requiring a mere 1% of resins rejected due to poor quality compared to other suppliers in the industry. As a result, materials are also used more efficiently by reducing waste.

3) Increased productivity, both on-site and in a manufacturing plant.

4) Supports the goal of sustainable manufacturing by reducing the usage of natural resources such as water, energy, and plastics.

5) Reduces energy use. The product is non-flammable. We can use it in a wide range of temperatures.

6) Decreases manual labor and time for various manufacturing processes.

Nelco N4000-11 composition

The Nelco N4000-11 Multifunctional Epoxy Laminate and Prepreg is a composite resin used in a wide range of applications. The epoxy comes in two forms,

1) A molding compound that we can apply to molds (low viscosity),

2) We can easily pick up a more viscous epoxy material from the application area with brushes or fingers (high viscosity).

The Nelco N4000-11 Epoxy Resin is an industrial-grade material formulated to meet rigorous quality control standards. The resin meets the Q1A/Q1B/Q2A/Q2B specifications as set forth by the Aerospace Materials Division of AMS 2780 and MIL-DTL-81705C. As a result, we can use it in aircraft structures and composites, automotive applications, manufacturing, aerospace structures, consumer goods, and construction equipment.

We can use the Nelco N4000-11 to make all types of composites and is also FDA, USDA, UL, and CE approved.

Nelco has been producing epoxy resin for 45 years and is a pioneer in polyester and composite resins. The manufacturing process starts with a raw material that experienced technicians then mix to meet the customer’s requirements. The mix is then sent through a 2-step curing process to create the final product.

The Nelco N4000-11 Epoxy Resin is a high performance product and comes in Density 0.030 lbs./cu.ft., Density 0.035 lbs./cu.ft., Density 0.040 lbs./cu.ft., Density 0.045 lbs./cu.ft., and Density 0.050 lbs/cu-ft..

The standard resin offers excellent chemical resistance, and the “advanced” resin offers maximum performance.

Features

Products manufactured from the Nelco N4000-11 Epoxy Resin have a tensile strength of greater than 2800psi, Tg of greater than 140 degrees F, the Shore D Hardness and Flexural Strength increases significantly with increased glass fiber loading. The resin is also chemically resistant, making it a versatile material for manufacturing all types of composites and structures.

The Nelco N4000-11 is a top-performing industrial epoxy resin that we can use in various applications. The materials are versatile and very helpful in meeting many manufacturing requirements of customers.

Physical properties

The Nelco N4000-11 is a medium viscosity product. WE can use it as a tooling resin or adhesive, making it a versatile and helpful material to use in manufacturing processes. In addition, we can easily clean the resin by using flame retardants and solvents. The only negative impact on performance is the low-temperature upper limit of -40 degrees F.

Color Variations

The Nelco N4000-11 Epoxy Resin comes in 8 standard color variations, with any color being possible for customers. The eight standard colors are: blue, green, grey (light or dark), black, yellow, orange, purple, and red.

Mechanical properties

The Nelco N4000-11 Epoxy Resin significantly increases mechanical properties, namely high strength and stiffness, for all fiber loading. The resin is also suitable for manufacturing a variety of composites and other materials because we can easily mold it into various shapes.

The material is also physically tough and has an excellent thermal resistance. As a result, manufacturers can use the resin to produce a wide range of items that will stand up to harsh elements or environments.

The N4000-11 is resistant to heat, weathering, and chemicals, making it useful for manufacturing materials that need to be resistant to harsh environmental conditions.

Thermal Properties

The Nelco N4000-11 can withstand temperatures of up to 200 degrees Celsius. This makes it a useful material for manufacturing components that need to be resistant to high temperatures.

We can easily store the resin at room temperature because of its low sensitivity to temperature changes. The resin will not become brittle when stored in cold temperatures. However, we must keep it in a dry area without any potential for dampness or moisture.

The Nelco N4000-11 is not for use in applying heat over 150 degrees Celsius.

Electrical Properties

The Nelco N4000-11 exhibits excellent electrical properties and will not degrade when exposed to voltage or electromagnetic fields.

The resin can be easily molded into any shape needed and will conduct electricity. This makes it a useful material for manufacturing various components that need to be resistant to high temperatures and electricity, such as wiring harnesses or other electrical appliances.

Applications

The N4000-11 Epoxy Resin is a versatile composite material used in a wide range of applications. For example, we can use it to manufacture components for medical supplies, aircraft and aerospace structures, heaters, or other products that need to withstand harsh environments.

1. Lead-Free Assembly Substrate

N4000-11 is one of the few epoxy systems lead-free and compliant with the RoHS Directive. In addition, the curing process does not generate any hazardous air pollutants or volatile organic compounds, making it safe for the environment.

2. Large Format Backplanes

Nelco 4000-11 is a suitable material for manufacturing the substrate of large format backplanes, such as LCD panels and other flat panel displays.

3. Tight Tolerance Via to Via Applications

Nelco 4000-11 epoxy is a perfect material for tight tolerance via applications. The characteristics of this epoxy provide a high degree of precision and accuracy in putting together lots of small components relative to other products in the market.

4. High I / O Count BGA Substrates

Nelco 4000-11 features a high degree of breakdown strength and we can use it to manufacture substrates with very large I / O counts. This is beneficial to customers because they can produce multiple chips or boards.

5. Extreme Layer count Multilayers

We can use the resin to manufacture multilayers with extreme layer counts of over 400 layers. The non-combustible nature of the Nelco 4000-11 epoxy makes it an excellent material for producing high-density multilayer substrates.

6. Lead-Free DCA Applications

The Nelco 4000-11 is a very strong and heat-resistant product. This makes it an excellent material for manufacturing components required to have low contact resistance at high temperatures, such as inductors and capacitors.

7. High-Temperature Underhood Automotive

Nelco 4000-11 resin is an excellent material for manufacturing parts in the underhood of a vehicle because it is heat resistant and has a very high-temperature rating. Customers can use this epoxy to manufacture parts exposed to high temperatures, such as sensors, control units, and other automotive systems.

8.   Telecommunications Infrastructure

N4000-11 resin is an excellent material for manufacturing telecommunications infrastructure, such as connectors or other electrical components. We can use it to build equipment required to withstand high temperatures and various weather conditions.

Conclusion

Nelco N4000-11 Multifunctional Epoxy Laminate and Prepreg is a versatile composite material with good mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties. In addition, the resin is incredibly strong. As a result, we can use it in various applications. It is also environmentally friendly, making it very cost-effective to use in manufacturing products that are required to be resistant to harsh environments and harsh conditions.