Long Fiber Compounds

Solvay continues the high standards established by the former EPIC Polymers product line, tailoring engineering plastics to specific applications to achieve maximum synergy between design, function and cost.

Solvay's Long Fiber Compounds are an innovative line of thermoplastics based on a novel long fiber technology. These materials achieve extremely high mechanical and thermal properties, in combination with ease of processing and fast cycle times. 

High mechanical performance is achieved through the long glass fiber network that is formed during injection molding. This glass fiber network ensures an optimal transfer of forces from the polymer matrix the reinforcing fibers.

Key advantages:

  • High strength, stiffness and impact strength at high temperatures
  • Excellent creep resistance and fatigue resistance
  • Isotropic mechanical properties and reduced isotropic shrinkage
  • High shear strength and high burst pressure
  • Excellent surface finish

Technical Data Sheets
Amodel® PPA
Amodel® LF-1930 HS NT-9Amodel® LF-1630 L NT-7
Amodel® LF-1950 HS NT-9Amodel® LF-1930 FW HS BK545-8
Omnix® HPPA
Omnix® LF-4050 BK 000Omnix® LF-4060 BK 000
Strator® PA 66
Strator® A-3 XCStrator® A-4
Strator® A-5Strator® C-4
Strator® C-6 

Specialty Compounds

Tribocomp® Friction & Wear Compounds

Innovative Technology – Spectacular Results

Plastics are increasingly used to replace metal for moving parts like gears, bearings, sliders and guides because they are cost efficient, reduce noise and often do not need external lubrication. Solvay offers a range of innovative tribological compounds, including special grades for gears, highly loaded gears and bearing grades under the trade name Tribocomp®.

Tribocomp® offers many advantages over metals:

  • Significantly lower manufacturing cost
  • Lighter weight reduces power loss through the transmission
  • Greatly reduced noise levels
  • Elimination of grease

Solvay offers a variety of friction & wear grades for many specific application requirements. Please contact us for more information.

Star-Therm® Conductive Compounds

Star-Therm® W – Thermally Conductive

The Star-Therm® W range encompasses our high-strength, thermally conductive compounds that are used for electronic applications in automotive and other demanding industries. The ever increasing miniaturization of electronic components results in higher temperatures, causing failure rates to increase dramatically. Failure rates can be reduced significantly by applying using Star-Therm W for thermally conductive, electrically insulative materials.

Typical applications for Star-Therm® W include bobbins, relays, toroidal transformers, stepper motors, heat sinks or light fittings.

Compared to traditional solutions, Star-Therm® W offers key performance advantages:

  • Higher strength for reduced wall thickness
  • More homogeneous thermal conductivity between flow cross-flow directions
  • Excellent flow properties
  • Electrically insulating
  • Non-abrasive for reduced tool wear

Star-Therm® E – Electrically Conductive

Our electrically conductive thermoplastics were developed specifically for applications where electrostatic discharge can cause problems. By using specific electrically conductive additives, the Star-Therm® E range encompasses products with a defined electrical conductivity, thereby avoiding the buildup of electrostatic charges.

Solvay offers a variety of conductive grades for many specific application requirements. Please contact us for more information.