Translucent, long-fiber reinforced compound for structural applications

08-Aug-12
A compounding breakthrough in a translucent, long-fiber reinforced compound has been announced by PlastiComp. "Molded structural parts with translucent qualities lead to unique applications that require strength and optical transparency", as per Dr. Raj Mathur, Vice President & Director, Technology & Business Development. This patent-pending TPU based product can revolutionize structural parts where see-through quality or contact transparency imparts added functionality. When molded, this product containing 20-40 weight % long glass-fibers, is smooth and translucent, while still maintaining the mechanical properties of a standard long glass reinforced thermoplastic compound. PlastiComp is now introducing this product to equipment manufacturers, as well as injection molders. "We are excited to add another innovative product to our product portfolio", said Eric Wollan (Manager, Complet Pellets). These translucent TPU compounds offer advantages in medical devices, pumps, filters, power tools, sporting equipment, or anything requiring a see-through part-section.
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