Long Glass Fiber Reinforced Composites
January 2003
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A new series of long glass fiber reinforced VertonĀ® nylon 6 composites is said to offer a unique combination of strength, stiffness, colorability, and a high-quality surface finish. The company says it is the only one offering "structural aesthetic" long glass fiber reinforced composites. The composites are targeted for applications requiring both high performance and good aesthetics. Long glass fiber content of the new structural aesthetic Verton composites ranges from 30-50 percent. According to the company, the composites use proprietary color technology designed to maintain mechanical properties. The Verton structural aesthetic composites can reportedly be formulated to critical color accuracy, a key benefit when dealing with closely mated parts of the same color. The ability to custom color the composites can reportedly eliminate secondary painting operations and reduce production costs. The composites are suitable for standard injection molding and gas-assisted molding, which produces tubular parts, allows further weight reduction, and maintains a web of glass at the core, enabling higher bending strength.

LNP Engineering Plastics, a GE Plastics Company

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