TPGOA Technical Insights
An Industry Update
A relatively new product for plastic compounders is a flat, elliptical cross-section glass fiber. This product has distinct advantages over the traditional circular cross-section glass fibers. These benefits include:
* Improved cosmetics due to the different bending of light.
* Less part warpage due to more isotropic mold shrinkage.
* Increased physical properties.
* Faster overall cycle times due to improved nucleation effects.
At this time, several Japanese suppliers provide the product. The major targeted market is Consumer Electronics, such as smart phone and laptop housings. These devices require excellent cosmetics combined with superior impact and stiffness.
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