Xencor™ Long Fiber Thermoplastics
High-Performance Long Fiber Compounds
The Xencor™ family of long fiber thermoplastics (LFT) are innovative, long-fiber reinforced structural products that target challenging metal replacement applications and semi-structural applications. Xencor™ compounds are formulated using specialty polymers and engineering polymers, including: polyphenylene sulfide (PPS); polyphthalamide (PPA); polyarylamide (PARA); high-performance polyamide (HPPA); and polyamide 66 (PA66). Each formulation is designed specifically to achieve maximum synergy between: high performance, design freedom, functions integration, weight reduction and per-part cost economy through fast cycle times.
The function of LFTs is to create, during the injection molding process, a unique 3D entangled long glass fiber network inside the molded part (shown below). This glass fiber network really forms a strong fiber skeleton, which ensures optimal dimensional stability and significantly improves the thermal-mechanical properties compared to traditional highly filled short-fibers plastics.
|Combination of high stiffness and outstanding impact strength||Unrivaled retention of mechanical performance at high temperature||Extremely low tendency to creep under high permanent loading|
|Outstanding fatigue resistance||Reduced isotropic shrinkage||High dimensional stability and very low warpage|
|High shear strength and high burst pressure||Excellent surface finish||Ease of processing and fast cycle times|