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

Materials & Material Processing

Structural Compound suits transportation/industrial applications.

June 25, 2012

Experiencing little or no degradation in extreme hot and cold temperatures, Structural Thermoset 2350 is hybrid polyester/urethane-based sheet molding compound (SMC) with notched izod impact strength of 40-60 ft-lb/in. Fiber-reinforced composite material has tensile strength of 25-35,000 psi and specific gravity of 1.75-2.00 g/cm³. Uses include protective barriers in transportation, housings for medical devices, safety helmets, and other protective products for government and industry. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

Thermoset Structural Composites resist moisture and chemicals.

July 29, 2011

Consisting of single and hybrid chemistries using polyester, vinyl ester, polyurethane, and epoxy resins, Engineered Structural Composites experience little or no degradation in extreme hot and cold temperatures, making them suited for most demanding industrial and outdoor environments. Products maintain rigidity, resist corrosion, and can be molded using variety of standard processes and tools. Composites are available as both Sheet Molding Compounds and Bulk Molding Compounds. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

Composite Material suits multilayer RF and high frequency PCBs.

June 1, 2011

Combining non-polar thermoset resin system with controlled-expansion ceramic filler and low-loss thermoplastic material, GenClad 280 matches electrical performance of PTFE laminate systems, but supports multilayer designs. RoHS-compliant product offers low dielectric constant and loss of 2.8/0.002 at 10 GHz, low water absorption of 0.04%, and stable dielectric constant over frequency and temperature. Material adheres to variety of PTFE and other RF/microwave cores. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Thermoplastic Carbon Fiber Composites enhance medical components.

April 1, 2011

Stock shapes made using chemical-resistant and radiolucent TECATEC series consist of thermoplastic matrix and woven fabric of carbon fiber bundles. TECATEC PEEK CW50 is manufactured using matrix polymer VICTREX® PEEK(TM), which is then compressed with laminated woven carbon fabric mats. Also available, TECATEC PEKK CW60 consists of polyetherketoneketone matrix (PEKK) laminated with 60% carbon fiber fabric. With 165°C glass transition point, PEKK is resistant to steam sterilization cycles. Read More

Safety & Security Equipment, Explosives, Armaments & Weaponry, Materials & Material Processing

Ballistic Composite Materials suit body and vehicle armor.

October 29, 2010

Designed to lighten load of soldiers and vehicles, Spectra Shield® II SR 3136 and SR 3137 withstand variety of threats, including armor-piercing rounds, improvised explosive devices, and explosively formed projectiles. Composite materials incorporate Spectra® fiber, which is made from ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene using gelspinning process. In addition to chemical, water, and UV resistance, fiber exhibits vibration damping, flex fatigue, and internal fiber-friction characteristics. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Thermoset Composites handle heavy load-bearing applications.

June 19, 2009

Designed for load-bearing applications in ships, metal-rolling mills, and off-road construction equipment, BR60 and BR70 laminates perform under continuous water exposure without loosing strength. They consist of multiple piles of heavy-weight canvas cloth saturated with phenolic resin system, modified disulfide, which provides internal lubrication to reduce frictional heat generation and wear of metal shafts on bearing. Composites will not seize to metal shafts or score them. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Materials & Material Processing

Composites perform well in petrochemical applications.

May 20, 2009

Consisting of multiple plies of woven fiberglass saturated with polyimide resin, P95 offers high mechanical strength and low coefficient of thermal expansion. Material maintains physical properties at temperatures up to 240°C, and other properties, such as compressive strength of 70,000 psi, low moisture absorption, and chemical resistance, allow use in variety of harsh environments. It is finished in 36 x 48 in. sheets with thicknesses ranging from 0.007-4.00 in. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Ceramic Composite has dielectric strength of 1,090 V/mil.

October 30, 2008

Resistant to operating temperatures of 2,200ºF in vacuum and 1,200ºF in oxidizing atmospheres, Aremcolox(TM) 502-1800 is machinable aluminum nitride and boron nitride ceramic composite. Aluminum nitride improves abrasion resistance, while calcium-stabilized binder system provides resistance to moisture pickup, spalling, and cracking. Properties include dielectric constant of 6.4 at 1 MHz, volume resistivity greater than 1,015, and 3.1 ppm/ºF coefficient of thermal expansion. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Packaging Equipment, Materials & Material Processing

Composite Tube Material reduces machining time.

October 18, 2006

Providing electrical insulation and moisture resistance, Model RT628 phenolic-paper composite tube material can be used in electrical or general-purpose applications, and is suitable for small components that require complex machining patterns. Features include tensile strength of 12,300 psi, compressive strength of 22,500 psi, and moisture absorption of 1.3%. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Materials & Material Processing

Drainage Composites contribute to LEEDS program credits.

August 19, 2004

Available with filter fabric on one side and featuring square waffle configuration, Enkadrain 3000R subsurface drainage composites have polypropylene core made from 99.5% recycled post industrial waste. Because they exceed 40% post-industrial recycled content, they help contribute up to 2 LEEDS program points when used in conjunction with other recycled content products. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Metal Matrix Composite has adjustable CTE value.

July 29, 2004

AlSiC (Aluminum Silicon Carbide) enables tailored coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE), offering compatibility with various electronic devices and assemblies; isotropic CTE value is adjusted by modifying Al-metal/SiC-particulate ratio. Thermal conductivity of material prevents bowing and flexing of packaging and substrate material. Product is suited for housing, interconnection, and thermal management of microelectronic, optoelectronic, and power electronic devices. Read More

Materials & Material Processing

Silica Matrix Composite insulates hot press applications.

July 1, 2004

Refractory Sheet Type RSLE-57 exhibits low coefficient of expansion 0.3 x 10-6°C, which provides resistance to thermal shock up to 1,200°C in oxidizing atmosphere and permits use with rapid variation in temperature in that zone. Beyond 1,200°C, it transforms into crystalline structure, while maintaining properties up to 1,650°C. Corrosion-resistant RSLE-57 is 100% organic free and contains no refractory ceramic fiber. Read More