Study, development and testing of a compound for the realisation of structural parts of industrial and ventilation systems
The project is aimed at replacing a glass fibre-reinforced PP in use by the customer with the conductive version of it, without modifying the mechanical properties and the moulding parameters.
Formac has long-term experience in modifying base resins made with graphite, carbon fibres and carbon nanotubes, such that it was able to provide a compoundwith a conductivity value of 10^3.
The proposed technical solution complied with the specifications on the mechanical properties and the moulding parameters which were shared together between the customer and Formac technicians, who attended the first stages of processing. The technical assistance service at the customer’s department is highly appreciated by Formac customers who feel guaranteed in every start-up phase of a new project. Last but not least, the proposed compound exceeded the expectations of cost-effectiveness required as a delta compared to the standard material in use, a factor that is highly appreciated since it is a large-sized product with a high incidence of the raw material on the total cost.
Field of application: Conductive Polymers
Material: Conductive Glass fibre-reinforced PP
Purpose: Study, development and testing of a compound for the realisation of structural parts of industrial and ventilation systems
Success factors: Electrical conductivity, Mechanical strength, Easy injection