UBC’s Award-Winning Coren Urban Bike Uses Umeco’s Prepreg

November 12 2012

Germany recently launched their new urban bike, the coren, which has a frame made exclusively from Umeco’s MTM49 -3 epoxy resin systems reinforced with high tensile strength woven carbon fabrics and unidirectional carbon fibers, and compatible adhesive film. Supplied in three models, as the coren Single speed, Pedelec or Fixed Gear, it was the Single speed model that recently won the ISPO Brand New Award 2012*. Umeco’s MTM49-3 series prepregs are 80 to 160°C (176 to 320°F) curing, toughened epoxy resin system was chosen because it has been developed specifically for the manufacture of components requiring excellent ambient mechanical performance combined with good impact resistance after only moderate cure cycles. With a history steeped in designing and manufacturing structural components for Formula One teams and major automotive and motor sport companies, UBC has applied its composites and Umeco’s prepregs into every aspect of the coren’s frame, electing to autoclave cure Umeco’s MTM49-3 prepregs to achieve the required performance characteristics. Visually, the bike looks extremely light and this is simply due to the innovative, modern shape of the frame drafted by UBC designer Christian Zanzotti. Umeco’s prepregs have been expertly applied to deliver a bike that weighs a meager 7,700grams. Sebastian Wegerle, UBC’s Product and Marketing Manager, said; “We selected Umeco’s prepregs because they are reliable, have a good reputation in the motorsport and aviation sectors, and we were able to choose from a wide range of fibers and resin systems to provide the best material properties.”

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