IRT (Infused Resin Transfer)

IRT or Infused Resin Transfer is a specialized advanced laminating technique that greatly improves the quality and strength of composite parts versus conventional hand lay up.

Applying laminate engineering and IRT technology simultaneously allows for optimisation of a part in terms of strength and weight.

Over the past five years Mirage Sea Kayaks has invested heavily in outfitting all of our factories to be able to produce kayaks using advanced processes, like IRT.

IRT or Infused Resin Transfer is a specialized advanced laminating technique that greatly improves the quality and strength of composite parts versus conventional hand lay up.

Applying laminate engineering and IRT technology simultaneously allows for optimisation of a part in terms of strength and weight.

IRT gives numerous benefits and significant strength gains, that are intrinsic due to the method of consolidating the materials within a vacuum all at once. The tremendous clamping pressure of the vacuum helps fuse the materials together with any air voids being replaced by resin.

Due to the reliability of high quality results with this process, and the elimination of potential errors by the laminator, our composites engineer can afford to specify less material in the structure. This along with the vacuum compressing of the composite layers reduces the amount of resin absorption. Our kayaks therefore have a weight saving of over 30% over traditional cored fibre laminates while also improving its strength.

In addition emission of vapors and pollutants is greatly reduced, because these stay sealed within in the vacuum bag.

Here is an illustration to explain The Mirage Sea Kayak's IRT (Infused Resin Transfer) structure

Mirage Sea Kayaks IRT is available in the following models:

532 / 582 / 583 Series / 600 Double

The IRT process works perfectly with the following fibres: Kevlar, Innegra Hex 3D  and Carbon / Innegra.

Kevlar IRT

Innegra HEX 3D IRT

Carbon IRT

Mirage 580 - Mirage 582 - Mirage 532 - Mirage 520 - Mirage 583 Freeride - Mirage 583 Adventure - Mirage 583 Custom Fish - Mirage 533 Freeride -

Mirage 22s - Mirage 600 - Mirage 730

Mirage Sea Kayaks - Australian Made Kayaks - Expedition Proven Sea Kayaks.

Mirage Sea Kayaks

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