Responding to customer demand for a short fiber thermoplastic material that would outperform the mechanical strength of long fiber thermoplastic (LFT) materials, Piper Plastics, a leading provider of high performance polymer materials and precision machined plastic components and assemblies, has developed the KyronMAX series of structural thermoplastic compounds, the next generation in injection moldable metal replacement technology.
“Our customers wanted the strongest moldable polymers available without all the process and design limitations associated with LFT polymers,” explained David Wilkinson, Polymer Technology Manager at Piper Plastics. “KyronMAX materials consistently outperform LFT polymers, especially when measuring the performance of the molded part, which is the true test. They overcome all the limitations associated with LFT compounds while yielding stronger molded parts that are also lighter in weight.”
Read more: Short fiber reinforced compounds outperform long fiber
thumbnail courtesy of piperplastics.com