NexTene™ & Metton LMR

High-performance, low-carbon footprint materials

Overview

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NexTene™ solves technical challenges that cannot be overcome with existing materials. This novel polymer family is designed to meet the requirements of the most demanding industries, in their quest for extreme applications, while respecting the ever-increasing demand for a low carbon footprint.

Synthesized with DEMETA’s catalysts, NexTene P-DCPD resin systems combine the best of thermoplastics, thermosets and fluoropolymers with a low density (1.03). Their straight and simple synthesis pathways enable carbon footprint savings of at least 47% compared with existing materials.

An ideal alternative to conventional resins such as epoxies, polyesters or polyurethanes, NexTene poly-DCPD, 2-component system is simple to process. Its exceptional toughness, strength, hardness and durability stand out in extreme conditions, covering a wide range of applications, from renewables and deep offshore energy, to off-highway vehicles and aeronautics.

Markets & Applications

Oil & Gas: NexTene™ secures deep offshore exploration and production

NexTene polydicyclopentadiene resin systems have been specifically engineered for the oil and gas industry’s extreme conditions. Their chemical structure and outstanding performance offer a unique solution, particularly for anti-corrosion coating and thermal insulation of onshore and offshore pipes and risers.

NexTene - Underwater Oil & gas platform - DEMETA
FEATURES
  • Exceptional mechanical properties
  • Very low water intake
  • Extreme service temperatures (cold/heat)
  • Unique resistance to a wide range of corrosive chemicals and hydrolysis
  • Easy to machine and drill
  • Very low and adjustable viscosity
  • Simple and cost-effective off-the-shelf processing equipment: low pressure and temperatures, no inerting necessary, 2 to 6-minute part-to-part cycle time
  • Low-cost molds (cast or machined aluminum)
  • No size or thickness limitations
  • Polymerization capabilities in presence of fibers and fillers (fibers, glass microspheres, ceramics etc.) and even under water
POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS
  • Thermal insulation
  • Pipeline coating
  • Field joint coating
  • Drilling equipment
  • Buoyancy modules
  • Pipe or equipment protection parts
  • Pipes and storage equipment for carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS)

Composite materials: NexTene™ enables the production of exceptional composite materials

NexTene has sought-after qualities for producing high-performance composite materials, whether they are reinforced by glass, carbon or polymeric fiber. Its unique tenacity, impact resistance, light weight and processing properties enable innovative custom solutions to be developed for increasingly efficient composites for building and construction, aeronautics, ballistics, automotive, yachting and renewable energies.

NexTene - Composites - DEMETA
FEATURES
  • Exceptional mechanical properties
  • Very low and adjustable viscosity, enabling short infusion times
  • Low density to reduce part and function weight
  • Industry-leading impact and fatigue resistance
  • Extreme service temperatures (cold/heat)
  • Excellent behavior in hot and wet environments
  • Attractive electric and dielectric properties
  • Adjustable gel-time (from a few minutes to several hours)
  • Compatible with most composite processes: infusion, pultrusion, filament winding, RTM, VARTM, Fast-RTM etc.
POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS
  • Hydrogen or CO2 storage
  • Concrete rebars
  • Wind turbines
  • Ballistic protection
  • Communication (5G)
  • Structural composites
  • Automotive parts
  • Composite risers

Industries: NexTene™ & Metton LMR are redefining industry limits

NexTene & Metton offer the best possible performance for engineering complex and large parts, used in challenging conditions, for a range of sectors, from automotive to agriculture, mining, construction and chemicals storage.

NexTene - Industry innovations - DEMETA
FEATURES
  • Exceptional mechanical properties
  • Excellent impact and corrosion resistance
  • Extreme service temperatures (cold/heat)
  • Adjustable low viscosity capabilities
  • Simple and cost-effective off-the-shelf processing equipment: low pressure and temperatures, no inerting necessary, 2 to 6 minute part-to-part cycle time
  • Low-cost molds (cast or machined aluminum)
  • Engineering of complex 3D designs with low tooling investment costs
  • No size or thickness limitations
  • Low density to reduce part and function weight

 

POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS
  • Body panels
  • Ballistic protection
  • Utility tunnel liners
  • Nuclear waste handling and storage
  • Chemical storage tanks

For more information on Metton LMR, please visit https://www.metton.com/index.php

Technical Documentation

Choose the documents available for immediate download, simply fill out the form with your contact details. Other documents such as handling guides, dust handling guide, life cycle analysis, etc. are available upon request at your Demeta representative

NexTene grades for composite processes

PCX01 (fast cure, low viscosity)

TDS-PCX01.pdf

PCX02 (medium cure, high viscosity)

TDS-PCX02.pdf

PCX03 (medium cure, low viscosity)

TDS-PCX03.pdf

NexTene grades for low-pressure injection or casting processes

GPX02

TDS-GPX02.pdf

TDS METTON

M15XX Standard Grade

TDS-M15XX-Standard-Grade.pdf

M1537-XXE Expanding Grade

TDS-M1537-XXE-Expanding-Grade.pdf

M2200-FR Flame Retardant Grade

TDS-M2200-FR-Flame-Retardant-Grade.pdf

M3000-TH High HDT Grade

TDS-M3000-TH-High-HDT-Grade.pdf

M5000-GT Reinforced Grade

TDS-M3000-TH-High-HDT-Grade.pdf

Material Safety Data Sheet - NEXTENE

NexTene "A" (resin) component

SDS_NexTene-A-component_EN-2022.pdf
SDS_NexTene-A-component_USA-2022.pdf

NexTene "B" (catalyst) component

SDS_NexTene-B-component_EN.pdf
SDS_NexTene-B-component_USA.pdf

Material Safety Data Sheet - METTON

SDS Metton Liquid Component A

Metton-A-ext-SDS-16-Oct-2020-v3.3.pdf

SDS Metton Liquid Component B

Metton-B-ext-SDS-16-Oct-2020-v3.3.pdf

Leaflet METTON

Affiche-METTON.pdf

CASE STUDY: Carbon Footprint reduction with NEXTENE™

CASE-STUDY-CARBON_FOOTPRINT_REDUCTION_WITH_NEXTENE™.pdf

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