High-Performance Long Fiber Thermoplastic
Designed to Push Metal Replacement to the Ultimate Level
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.
The Xencor™ compounds are designed specifically to achieve maximum synergy between high performance, design freedom, function 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 fiber network inside the molded part. This fiber network forms a strong fiber skeleton, which ensures optimal dimensional stability and significantly improves the thermal-mechanical properties compared to traditional highly filled short-fiber plastics.
Why Xencor™ Long Fiber Thermoplastics?
- Unrivalled retention of mechanical performances at high temperatures
- Outstanding impact & crash resistance
- Very low creep under high permanent loading
- Outstanding dynamic fatigue performances
- Superior dimensional stability
- Very low warpage
- Excellent gloss & surface appearance
Thanks to their structure, Xencor™ LFT compounds are suitable for semi-structural applications and challenging technical components in a variety of markets including automotive, construction, industrial, consumer, healthcare, as well as sports & leisure.
LFT Product Lines
Xencor™ Product Line: High Performance
Xencor™ LFT compounds are formulated using specialty polymers, including: polyphenylene sulfide (PPS); polyphthalamide (PPA); polyarylamide (PARA); high-performance polyamide (HPPA); and engineering polymers, such as polyamide 66 (PA66). Depending on the grade, they are available in black or natural colors. Standard pellet length is 9 mm.
Xencor™ LFT products can be processed on most standard injection-molding equipment. Low shear conditions should be adopted to minimize unnecessary fiber filament breakage. Solvay's LFT compounds are available in dried form, shipped in ready-to-use octabins, and in 25kg plastic bags.
Tribocomp® Product Line: Friction & Wear
Tribocomp® LFT compounds are based on polyamide 66 (PA66) formulations reinforced with long glass fibers and filled with special additives improving tribological performances. This product line is specifically designed for friction & wear applications in various industries.
Tribocomp® LFT products can be processed on most standard injection-molding equipment. Low shear conditions should be adopted to minimize unnecessary fiber filament breakage. Solvay's LFT compounds are available in dried form, shipped in ready-to-use octabins.