Ferro introduces a new line of Gapex HP glass-reinforced compounds.
Ferro Corp.’s (Cleveland, Ohio) Engineered Polymer Products business has introduced Gapex HP, a chemically coupled fiberglass-reinforced polypropylene compound that reportedly provides 15 to 30 percent higher tensile strength and rigidity than standard Gapex compounds. Colorable and UL-listed, the materials are designed for use at glass loadings from 20 to 50 percent, in structural parts for appliance, seating, automotive underhood and other applications. Also new: A line of recycled products aims to keep glass- and mineral-filled polypropylene out of the waste stream by reusing it in less demanding, economically-driven applications. These compounds are available with glass or mineral levels ranging from 20 to 40 percent, in black only.