A 55 percent carbon fiber and glass fiber hybrid reinforced grade of polyarylamide

Solvay, a global supplier of specialty polymers, introduces Ixef 3012, a 55 percent carbon fiber and glass fiber hybrid reinforced grade of polyarylamide (PARA). The new material has been developed to provide high strength and stiffness at lower density as well as a superior surface finish.

“Ixef 3012 PARA is targeted at long and thin light-weighting components that require no painting and are capable of meeting demanding mechanical functions in automotive, aerospace as well as consumer applications,” said Thomas Kohnert, Global Product Manager Ixef/Kalix/Omnix high-performance polyamides for Solvay’s Specialty Polymers Global Business Unit. “The carbon fiber and glass fiber hybrid loading provides outstanding flexural modulus and opens a wide potential for weight-saving metal replacement and system integration, while its high flowability enables cost-efficient injection molding of delicate parts with long flow paths.”

In addition to high stiffness and impact strength, Ixef 3012 PARA exhibits creep resistance and is electrically conductive. Its property profile has an ideal market fit in intricate applications from automotive air vent lamellas and throttle body levers to drone components, action camera fixation parts and cantilever snaps.

Ixef 3012 PARA complements Solvay’s existing 30 percent carbon fiber reinforced Ixef 3008 PARA and is commercially available, worldwide, in black.

Companies: Solvay

Terms: Business, Innovations

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This article has been written on JEC Composites Magazine
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