Alternative to long glass-filled PP

Asahi Kasei Plastics North America Inc. has launched a new polypropylene technology called Thermylene P8.

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Asahi Kasei Plastics North America Inc. (Fowlerville, Mich.) has launched a new polypropylene technology called Thermylene P8, a specially compounded polypropylene resin designed to provide good creep resistance at room temperature and comparable creep resistance at elevated temperatures when compared to long glass-filled PP. It's formulated for optimized interfacial adhesion between matrix and reinforcement and to balance impact and strength. It's available in a variety of glass levels and colors. The material is said to be suitable for use in vehicle door modules.
 

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