Ferro Corp. is offering new fiberglass-reinforced compounds and color concentrates.
Gapex HP is a chemically coupled, glass-reinforced polypropylene that can provide up to 30 percent higher tensile strength and rigidity compared with standard Gapex compounds, according to the Cleveland firm.
Ferro said Gapex HP allows lower glass loadings without sacrificing performance. Gapex HP has better molding properties and lower scrap rates than long-fiber-reinforced products and at lower cost per pound, Ferro claims.
Appliance, seating and automotive under-the-hood parts are among potential uses.
Ferro said it has developed a more cost-effective line of white color concentrates for high-volume needs such as packaging and appliances. They provide the same physical and mechanical properties and meet the same color standards as traditional white colorants, Ferro said.
For Gapex HP, tel. 812-435-2181; for colorants, tel. 419-682-3311 ext. 1166.