10 July 2008
10 July 2008
Ticona Engineering Polymers have introduced a new Hostaform long glass fibre acetal copolymer (POM) that they say delivers better performance than standard reinforced thermoplastic polymers.
""Designers and engineers can now enhance the performance of their composite parts with a new Hostaform long glass fibre POM that offers a unique combination of properties including unprecedented impact resistance, inherent lubricity and excellent fuel and chemical resistance,"" said Vinicius Mardegan, POM product marketing manager - Americas.
Ticona designed Hostaform long glass fibre POM for structural applications such as sunroof systems, seating systems for automobiles or tractors, appliances, high loading gears and industrial applications.
""Thanks to our new Hostaform long glass fibre POM, with better performance characteristics than standard long reinforced thermoplastic polymers, manufacturers now have a cost effective engineering polymer that can replace metal in a variety of applications,"" said Mardegan.
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