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New injection moldable PP can replace glass-fibre grades

The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research has developed a new material from conventional polypropylene and cellulosic tire yarn it says is an alternative to glass-fibre reinforced PP. The...

May 1, 2005   Canadian Plastics



The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research has developed a new material from conventional polypropylene and cellulosic tire yarn it says is an alternative to glass-fibre reinforced PP. The material, PPRayCo25, is a 25% cellulosic-fibre reinforced grade of PP with very high strength and impact resistance. Additives and modifiers can be used to improve other properties such as flame retardancy and stiffness. The material can be injection molded on standard machines. Initial tests have shown the material is a viable alternative to glass-fibre reinforced PP and PC/ABS blends used in automotive, electric and electronic applications.

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