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Quick Draw Films - The new wrinkle in Composites Processing

Quick Draw™ Films Can Cut Bagging Time In Half

Here they are... those microchannels that make Quick Draw so effective and so unique!Quick Draw™ vacuum bag molding films are dramatically different and effective. Their revolutionary texture is specifically engineered to provide rapid, controlled evacuation of bags with little or no air entrapment. It also permits quick, accurate film positioning. The pattern geometry allows only minimal surface contact with the laminate until vacuum is applied, so technicians spend more time producing and less time fighting film. Imagine what a 50% reduction in bagging time can do for productivity!

The more complicated the design, the more you need the revolutionary technology of Quick Draw™ films. Our films' unique venting action allows uniform evacuation of the bag, so there's less need for intermediate layers such as breathers. That means the cost for time and materials is reduced for each lay up.

Quick Draw™ films' special design also improves elongation and drapability, so bridging is less pronounced and irregular contours can be bagged without specially fabricated ears or gussets. These new films have higher dimensional stability at autoclave temperatures. Film shrinkage is reduced, so there's less pull back from the sealant tape and fewer bag failures in the autoclave.

Take advantage of the New Wrinkle™ in vacuum bag technology with Quick Draw™ engineered vacuum bag molding films from Film Technology.

Quick Draw™ VARTM films with the specially engineered Micro Channel™ surface move air quickly and completely from the vacuum bag, then efficiently and uniformly distribute vacuum induced resin flow throughout.

VARTM isn't just for big projects anymore; small jobs are as simple as pouring resin into the tool, bagging, and evacuating. With Quick Draw™ Film there's less hands-on application; the work is easier and there's little additional training required because the materials and tooling used in this process are very similar to those used in conventional processes.

VARTM is perfect for use with a wide variety of forms and conventional resin systems including polyesters, vinylesters, and epoxies. Larger, more complicated projects become possible within a manufacturer's present system. Best of all, when using UV cured resins (like those from Sunrez) in conjunction with Quick Draw™ VARTM film open cure time can be extended indefinitely. Very large parts can be created in a single process with near-zero VOC emissions.

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U.S. Patent No. 5129813 . New Wrinkle and Quick Draw are trademarks of Film Technology, Inc. All rights reserved.