Aesthetics and Strength – A Beautiful Combination
Ixef® PARA (polyarylamide) provides a unique combination of strength and aesthetics, making it ideal for complex parts that require both overall strength and a smooth, beautiful surface.
Ixef® compounds typically contain 50-60% glass fiber reinforcement, giving them remarkable strength and rigidity. What makes them unique is that even with high glass loadings, the smooth, resin-rich surface delivers a high-gloss, glass-free finish that’s ideal for painting, metallization or producing a naturally reflective shell.
High flow into thin walls
In addition, Ixef® PARA is an extremely high-flow resin so it can readily fill walls as thin as 0.5 mm, even with glass loadings as high as 60%.
Excellent Surface Finish
Superb, resin-rich surface provides a highly polished appearance, even with high glass fiber content.
Very High Strength and Stiffness
The tensile and flexural strength of Ixef compounds are similar to many cast metals and alloys at ambient temperature. Ixef 1032 (60% glass fiber) exhibits typical values of 280 MPa and 400 MPa respectively at 23°C (73°F).
Tensile Strength vs. Tensile Modulus
|Tensile properties comparison*|
at Break, MPa
|Ixef 1022 (50% glass fiber)||280||20|
|Ixef 1032 (60% glass fiber)||280||24|
|Zinc Alloy (4% Al, 0.04% Mg)||280||85|
|Annealed Aluminum (99.6%)||70||69|
|Al Ag3 Alloy||140||69|
*ASTM Test Method at 23°C (73°F)
Flexural Strength vs. Flexural Modulus