PlastiComp Inc. says it has developed a new generation of long-fiber reinforced nylon compounds.
LFT-PA composites promise high flow properties and superior finish while providing high fiber loadings and without a reduction in thermal or mechanical properties.
The Winona, Minn., company claims cycle time reductions of up to 25 percent and injection pressure reductions of up to 40 percent in thin-wall parts. The resin-rich surface cuts back on glass fibers on surfaces for improved aesthetics.
Reduced viscosity allows molders to make complex and large shapes with high filler content.
“Through the use of this material one of our customers was able to reduce melt temperatures by 30° F,” said business development manager Eric Wollan.