Composite Materials

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

Long Fiber Reinforced Nylon Composites offer smooth surface.

January 20, 2015

By producing smooth finish on external surfaces, Velocity® Series of High-flow Nylon 6 and 66 LFT Composites facilitate injection molding of high glass or carbon fiber content materials. Resin-rich surface free of fibers makes colors appear vibrant, is capable of holding fine embossed details, and virtually eliminates need for any type of secondary finishing operations. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Composite Materials create functional prototypes.

December 2, 2014

Available for ProJet® 5500X composite 3D printer, VisiJet® Functional Elastomers give users versatility to create models, functional prototypes, and end-use parts with multiple material printing. Flexible materials, available in black and translucent, offer Shore A value starting at 30 and rise in increments of 10. Combining materials with VisiJet ABS-like white or VisiJet polycarbonate-like clear materials, ProJet 5500X can create up to 14 unique materials in single print. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Thermoplastic Composites combine long glass and carbon fiber.

October 9, 2014

Suitable for consumer and sporting goods, Hybrid Thermoplastic Composites combine long glass fiber and long carbon fiber reinforcement together in single, ready-to-mold composite pellet. Nylon 6/6 hybrid 40% long glass+carbon fiber reinforced composite with 20% carbon fiber and 20% glass fiber has tensile strength of 41,200 psi and flexural modulus of 2,600 ksi. Inclusion of long glass fiber allows material to retain 78% of un-notched impact capability of glass at 18.8 ft-lb/in. Read More

Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Materials & Material Processing

Composite Pellet acts as drop-in die-cast magnesium substitute.

September 8, 2014

Complét® LFT duplicates mechanical and electrical properties of magnesium in injection molding or extrusion materials that offer up to 40% reductions in weight. Matching mechanical performance of pressure die-cast magnesium and aluminum with tensile modulus up to 42,000 MPa, pellets offer surface resistivity down to 0.2 Ω/sq and EMI shielding capabilities from 60–80 dB. Combination of mechanical and electrical properties provided in these composites is achievable in range of polymers. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Thermoplastic Composites offer 100,000+ psi tensile strength.

July 25, 2014

With Kyron® MAX Series, parts can be injection molded at high volumes with strengths that approach lay-up composites and metals. Composites are available in 3 performance levels, allowing designers to select option to match their needs. Low filler loadings generate high mechanical performance with lower fiber content, increasing material’s strain, which allows part to yield and not fracture. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Carbon Fiber Composites intended for specialty applications.

April 26, 2013

Available in different weaves and weights, Custom Carbon Fiber Composites are manufactured using wet-layup and vacuum bagging processes, and are used for high-strength, lightweight components in range of markets. Various fabrication techniques enable composites to be tailored to specific application and part requirements, including autoclaved pre-peg and vacuum infusion. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Nano-Reinforced Composites target medical devices.

April 10, 2013

Incorporating ultra-fine nano platelets that interact with polymer structure to increase flexural properties and optimize rigidity of component, Nano-Reinforced Compounds achieve reinforcement loadings up to 30% by weight for minimally invasive devices such as catheters. Nano-reinforced compounds for thin-wall medical devices include nylons, TPEs, and thermoplastic polyurethanes. With nano-reinforcement technology, engineers can tailor properties of medical device without changing base polymer. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Thermoplastic Composites use cellulose fiber as additive.

October 3, 2012

Offered in masterbatch form for custom compounders and ready-to-mold thermoplastic pellets for molders, THRIVE™ Composites are available as cellulose blended with polypropylene with both high and low melt indices. Products readily absorb dyes and offer optimal flowability and thin-section fill. Produced using proprietary process that allows control of dispersion of cellulose fibers within polymer matrix, composites allow for smooth surface finish. Read More