Canadian Plastics

Nanocomposite PP For Automotive Commercialized

Compounder Noble Polymers (Grand Rapids, MI) has commercially launched a polypropylene-based nanocomposite it says will serve as a more cost-effective, "greener" replacement for glass-filled polypropy...

March 1, 2004   Canadian Plastics



Compounder Noble Polymers (Grand Rapids, MI) has commercially launched a polypropylene-based nanocomposite it says will serve as a more cost-effective, “greener” replacement for glass-filled polypropylene, primarily in automotive applications. The new material, called Forte, has been engineered at the molecular level, according to Noble, and will be used to create compounds that provide superior mechanical properties and surface finish in molded parts.

Noble worked for two years in conjunction with injection molder Cascade Engineering, also based in Grand Rapids, developing the nanocomposite. Glass-filled PP, the material Forte is targeted to replace, is known to be harsh on tooling and sometimes difficult to process.

“This nanocomposite revolutionizes the way products will be designed by lowering part weight and enhancing properties,” said Taher Abujoudeh, Cascade Engineering’s director of materials engineering.

Noble Polymers 616-975-4895


Print this page

Related Stories

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*