02 April 2006
02 April 2006
The Lanxess chemicals Group showcased its entire spectrum of glass fibres at the JEC Composites Show in the French capital.
The company presented various high-quality grades that differ both in the formulation of their surface treatment (sizing) and in their diameter and length. Lanxess offers its glass fibers as chopped strands and milled fibers, both of which are ideal for reinforcing thermoplastics, polyurethanes and thermosets. In addition, the Lanxess stand focussed on sizing development, bulk transport and pneumatic conveyance.
In addition to the production of basic resins, monomers, compounds and blends, Lanxess also produces glass fibres, transported in bulk road containers from the plant in Antwerp/Belgium to Germany for compounding.
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