Solutions for glass-reinforced polypropylene compounds
ThermoFlow 636 chopped strands yield good properties due to improved flow in compounding feeders; therefore, glass content is better controlled, resulting in improved properties in molded parts.
StarRov 490 rovings are designed for demanding automotive applications where productivity, consistency and traceability are important OEM’s requirements. JM’s global technical service engineers are working with customers to ensure high quality glass-reinforced polypropylene are used in high-performance automotive applications, such as instrument panels and exterior composites panels.
ThermoFlow 636 and StarRov 490 also have unique food contact GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certification in compliance with the provision of Regulation (EC) No 2023/2006 for the fabrication of CFGF that is intended to be used in contact with food in engineered thermoplastic applications according to EU regulation 10/2011 (plastics regulation).
Nylon 6 organosheets for lightweight automotive solutions
JM Composites’ OS-6 series is produced using JM proprietary technology. The technology enables the control of high fiber content in composites and offers design flexibility for specific applications by incorporating the desired fiber orientations into fabrics with various weaving architectures. Crimped fabrics and non-crimped fabrics as heavy as 2,500 g/m2 are fully impregnated in one step, thus eliminating the need for lamination/consolidation steps to build up thickness.
OS-6 series organosheets can be reinforced with StarRov 886 glass fiber roving or other reinforcement fibers with sizing chemistry tailored for promoting the in-situ polymerization of caprolactam and producing void-free composites. The reinforcement fibers provide strong fiber-resin bonding resulting in improved properties in nylon 6 composites.
Glass-reinforced solutions for nylon
ThermoFlow 675 chopped strands yield good tensile strength in PA6 after aging for more than 2,000 hours at 190°C. Those properties enable compounders to continue to develop new solutions for demanding under-the-hood applications in both gasoline engines and new critical electrical components for e-cars.
StarRov 895 Rovings are designed for automotive applications where high strength performance are required. The product is designed with improved spreading of the fibers for tapes, prepregs and organosheets in nylon and high heat-polymers. JM’s global technical service engineers are working with customers to ensure high quality glass-reinforced nylon is used in automotive and electrical applications.
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