22 July 2014
22 July 2014
Piper Plastics has launched a new line of injection mouldable thermoplastic composites.
Piper Plastics claims the Kyron MAX series bridges the performance gap between components produced via standard injection moulding compounds and pre-preg lay-up composite materials. Kyron MAX materials allow parts to be injection moulded at high volumes with strengths that approach lay-up composite and metals.
The Kyron MAX series significantly changes the way design engineers think of plastic materials. The unique combination of a proprietary high pressure moulding technology, coupled with a state-of-the-art material technology, is used to produce the highest strength structural components made from thermoplastics today. These new materials offer mechanical properties which meet, and in some cases exceed, those of metals.
Kyron MAX polymers offer mechanical properties that sometimes meet or exceed those of metals. The resulting component design can more easily replicate the original metal design, minimizing the mass of plastics required while realizing all of the engineering benefits of the plastic materials.
“The Kyron MAX technology is a game changer. Piper’s expertise in fabricating components from both metals and plastics, combined with our proprietary polymer processing techniques, gives our customers an uncommon advantage,” said Dave Wilkinson, Materials Engineering Manager at Piper. “We understand factors critical to component design, the influence of reinforcements and additives, and the effects of processing and tool design. Knowing the complexities of plastics is essential to reliable replacement of metals.”
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