PlastiComp Inc. has introduced translucent, long-fiber reinforced thermoplastic polyurethane compounds for structural applications.
“Molded structural parts with translucent qualities lead to unique applications that require strength and optical transparency,” states PlastiComp vice president and director Raj Mathur in a news release.
The patent-pending product expands design freedom for parts that can gain from contract transparency. The compound contains 20 to 40 percent long glass fibers and gives smooth, translucent parts that retain the mechanical properties of a standard long glass fiber reinforced thermoplastic compound.
The Winona, Minn., firm offers the new compounds to equipment manufacturers and injection molders for medical devices, pumps, filters, power tools, sporting equipment and other components that need a see-through section.
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