23 June 2015
23 June 2015
BGF Industries has launched its latest innovation in thermoplastic composite material, PolyPreg.
BGF explains that PolyPreg is a woven co-mingled glass/polypropylene fabric that can be directly consolidated with the addition of heat and minimal pressure, into a high strength composite part. It claims that this materials is the only domestically produced composite of its kind; parts made from PolyPreg may be used in various applications in the automotive, building, construction, marine, military and defence, sports, leisure and transportation industries.
According to BGF, the material is soft and conformable to complex shapes and is available in 750 grams per square meter (GSM) or 1500 GSM and natural or black colours. Laminated, moulded or pultruded processing conditions are recommended at a temperature of 400°F and a cool pressure of 20 to 100 PSI, making processing easy. BGF add that the material has an unlimited shelf life - PolyPreg requires no cold storage and can withstand temperatures up to 300°F. UV stable in nature, the material maintains its colour and form upon exposure to sunlight and is less likely to become brittle, crack or become discoloured. Additionally, it says that PolyPreg produces no emissions and is fully recyclable.
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