Ticona to Showcase Thermoplastics for Composites at SAMPE 2012

Ticona Engineering Polymers is showcasing its thermoplastics for composites at SAMPE 2012 from May 22 to 24 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Maryland.

The Ticona exhibit (Booth #505) will highlight thermoplastic solutions for continuous-fiber composites used in light and tough components that can reduce weight, drive down costs and perform in extreme environments.

The exhibit will include an automotive underbody shield (UBS) that is manufactured from direct-long-fiber thermoplastic (D-LFT) composites and selectively reinforced with continuous-fiber semi-finished fabrics and laminates to improve stiffness and impact performance while maintaining a good cost / weight ratio.

The Ticona thermoplastics and composites portfolio includes:
Fortron® polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) with proven production performance in critical aerospace structures:

o Superior FST (flame, smoke, toxicity) performance - exceeds aircraft interior requirements

o High-temperature performance to 240 degrees Celsius (as demonstrated under-the-hood)

o Superior dimensional stability (low shrink, CTE and creep)

o Broad chemical resistance to fuels, oils, solvents, fluids, strong acids, bases (pH 2-12), even at elevated temperatures

o Substantial cost savings vs. other high-temperature polymers

Celstran® continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastics (CFR-TP) for unidirectional tapes, rods and profiles:

o Low weight with high stiffness and toughness

o Excellent impregnation technology

o High-performance dimensional, mechanical and thermal properties

o Superior chemical and corrosion resistance

o Eco-friendly processing, recyclability

o Wide range of resins, fibers and additives

Ticona encourages you to visit www.ticona.com/composites. Read how Ticona continues to develop thermoplastics for composites for use in aerospace, oil and gas, automotive and industrial applications.

Dave Perilstein

DCP Press Relations

16 Hydor Drive

Castleton, NY 12033

518-479-7632 - Office

518-428-1072 - Cell


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