New High Flow Long-Fiber Thermoplastic Composite Compounds From PlastiComp
WINONA, MINN., USA — PlastiComp’s proprietary high flow formulas enable molders to achieve cycle time reductions up to 25% along with injection pressure reductions of up to 40% in thin wall parts (less than 0.100”). Flow lengths in thin wall parts can also be increased by as much as 30% (based on spiral flow data). Cosmetics are improved due to a resin rich surface that contributes to the elimination of glass fiber on part surfaces.
The reduced viscosity of these formulas gives improved design flexibility by allowing wall thickness reduction of up to 25% in some parts. It also gives molders the ability to mold complex and large shapes with high filler contents. Reducing process temperature and pressure provides secondary benefits including longer mold life as well as reduced mold and molding machine maintenance costs.
Through the use of this material one of our customers was able to reduce melt temperatures by 30°F (18°C),” said Eric Wollan, Business Development Manager. “This allowed them to reduce cycle times and energy costs during the molding process. The cycle times were reduced by 30% in this case and the molder had the added bonus of great part appearance with lower mold temperatures.”
For more information on PlastiComp’s LFT products and technologies, please call +1 507-858-0330, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their website at www.plasticomp.com.
Deploying a partnership philosophy combined with a fully integrated approach to application development, PlastiComp focuses its expertise on moving innovative long fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite technology into new markets and applications by applying long fiber’s stronger, tougher, and lighter capabilities to make products better. Ready to process Complēt® composite pellets for injection molding provide made to order performance by incorporating long carbon, glass, or specialty fibers with thermoplastic polymers ranging from polypropylene to PEEK for application specific structural material solutions.
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