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ASP Plastics highlighted Spartechs’s 3D-thermoformable Royalex sheet at Composites Europe in Dusseldorf, Germany, last week.
Royalex is an ABS laminate with a core of expanded, closed-cell foam. ASP explains that this tough, lightweight sheet is created by laminating core, substrate and surface plies into a single monolithic unit. The core plies are compounded with a chemical blowing agent that expands under heat to form a low density, closed-cell foam core. This core imparts stiffness, resilience and superior shock absorption. The substrate provides strength and high impact and fatigue resistance. The surface ply gives colour, texture, strength and now improved abrasion resistance over previous designs.
Royalex is offered in a wide variety of standard or custom colours and is designed for thermoforming. Furthermore Spartech’s Royalite Sheet is an engineered thermoplastic alloy designed for applications which have the most stringent flame and smoke requirements. ASP says Royalite provides further benefits such as high impact strength, easy cleaning and resistance to UV rays, microbial growth and most commercial chemicals. Besides this, the most important feature of Royalite Sheet is the compliance to the most stringent flame and smoke requirements. This makes Royalite Sheet especially suitable for applications in interiors of aircrafts, ships, trains and other mass transit items.
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