Enhanced surface appearance in long-fiber-reinforced polyamide composites


Long fiber thermoplastic (LFT) compounder PlastiComp, Inc. (Winona, MN) has unveiled the enhanced aesthetic capabilities of its Velocity high flow nylon long fiber reinforced composites. The products reportedly simplify the injection molding of high fiber content LFT components by more easily producing the smooth, fiber-free finish desired on external surfaces.

PlastiComp developed its Velocity series of high flow nylon (polyamide) 6 and 66 LFT composites to facilitate easier and quicker molding of high glass or carbon fiber content materials. Standard LFT materials with fiber loadings of 50% or above exhibit high viscosity characteristics which can make them problematic to mold, especially in thin wall sections.

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