21 May 2006
21 May 2006
Dow Automotive has launched Magnum Brace, a new long-glass fibre reinforced ABS product targeted for applications such as instrument panels, door modules, tailgate inner structures, air ducts and other structural parts.
Magnum Brace is a long-glass fibre reinforced concentrate which can be diluted at the injection moulding machine to the required glass content level for each application. The material is globally available and has seen its first commercial application by a major North American OEM on an air duct.
Compared to long-glass fibre reinforced polypropylene, Dow say that Magnum Brace only requires minimum glass fibre content to achieve superior mechanical performance. A consistent high stiffness over a wide temperature range enables construction of thinner-walled and reduced weight applications. Its base resin eliminates warpage and it requires no pre-treatment for further processing.
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