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Entropy Compression Molding Fast Hardener (CPF) is a fast hardener for use with Entropy Compression Molding Epoxy Resin (CPM). The CPM system provides excellent fiber wet out and limits sag in high-temperature cure applications, making it ideal for compression molding processes used to create composite parts. CPM Resin has excellent elongation properties and high modulus, resulting in strong, lightweight composites.

CPF Fast Hardener cures in 20 minutes @ 180°F. All CPM and CPS/CPF hardeners have a bio-content greater than 30% & can be modified with epoxy compatible colorants & fillers. For a slower cure rate, use CPS Slow Hardener. CPF hardener requires the corresponding size of Compression Molding Epoxy Resin (CPM) for use (2:1 mix ratio). See chart below.

Tech Specs
Specifications & Mechanical Data CPM/CPF Hardener Admixed
Color Amber
Mix Ratio by Volume 2:1 (resin:hardener)
Mix Ratio by Weight 100:43 (resin:hardener)
Pot Life @ 77°F 20 minutes
Tack-Free Time @ 77°F N/A
Recommended Full Cure 20 minutes @ 180°F
VOC Content N/A
Biobased Carbon Content 31%
Tensile Strength 8,860 psi
Elongation 6%
Flexural Strength 13,560 psi
Compression Strength 12,630 psi
Tg Ultimate 154°F
Hardness, Shore D70-80
CPM Epoxy Resin Quantity CPF Hardener Quantity Mixed Quantity
1 qt. resin16 oz.48 oz.
1/2 gallon resin1 qt. hardener3 qt.
1 gallon resin1/2 gallon hardener1.5 gallons
5 gallons2.5 gallons7.5 gallons
Info & Guides

Technical Information

Compression Molding Epoxy Resin (CPM)/Compression Molding Fast Hardener (CPF) System Features

  • Provides the fastest heat-activated cure for the compression molding process.
  • Low-viscosity resin system offers excellent fiber wet out.
  • Thixotropic properties limit sag in high-temperature cure applications.
  • Excellent elongation properties.
  • Lowered sensitizing components for increased user safety.

CPM/CPF Resin System Best Uses

  • Wood laminates
  • Press molding composites
  • Skis and snowboards
  • Skateboards

Safety and Handling Information

Despite the natural derivation of Entropy resin products, exposure to these materials represents hazards typical of all epoxy resins. Exposure should be minimized and avoided through the use of proper personal protective clothing & equipment, and appropriate manufacturing controls. All persons who use, store, or transport these materials should understand proper handling precautions and recommendations, as stated in the SDS (safety data sheets).