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Johns Manville’s StarRov LFTplus 474 for D-LFT

12 April 2007

Johns Manville introduced StarRov LFTplus 474, developed for the fast growing D-LFT market, and ThermoFlow 768 chopped strand at the JEC show.

StarRov LFTplus 474 has been designed with a sizing for use within polypropylene recipes, to improve the surface finish of coloured applications, combining fibre distribution and mechanical properties. JM say that StarRov LFTplus 474 will also allow improved productivity, fast process cycle time and generating low fuzz during the D-LFT process.

“The new and enhanced products in our portfolio represent the innovative energy JM has around, creating additional value for our customers,” said Per-Olof Algotsson, European Reinforcements business director for Johns Manville’s Engineered Products Group (EPG).

“This key innovation is one more example of how JM partners with our customers to help them drive growth and productivity in their competitive arena. This also demonstrates our continued commitment to the composites business in this time of changing industry structure,” said Michael Huff, vice president and general manager of EPG’s Global Reinforcements business.

StarRov LFTplus 474 is manufactured at John Manville’s Trnava facility

ThermoFlow 768 is a specially developed densified chopped strand for high temperature polymer compounds, such as PPS, PEI and PEEK, for superior mechanical performance, thermal and chemical resistance.

Available in 4 mm length and 10µ fibre diameter, ThermoFlow 768 will be used in various applications such as throttle bodies, hot water pumps, electrical sensors, power tool parts, insulators etc.

“With this new ThermoFlow chopped strand introduction, Johns Manville is helping support the fast growth of its customers in very demanding high temperature applications. ThermoFlow 768 chopped strand will be manufactured in both Waterville, Ohio (USA) and Trnava, Slovakia in order to serve our global customers. We are very excited to continue to serve the growing demand of the global Thermoplastic market and look forward to helping our customers grow faster” said Karin Demez, Global Reinforcement product manager.





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