Johns Manville launches three nylon thermoplastic organosheet product series
The OS-6, NCF-6 and CR-6 series use in-situ polymerization technology for enhanced properties in lightweight structural applications.
Source | Johns Manville
Johns Manville (JM, Denver, Colo., U.S.), manufacturer of continuous filament glass fiber and a Berkshire Hathaway company, has launched three nylon thermoplastic composite product series for lightweight applications: OS-6, NCF-6 and CR-6 series.
The OS-6 series is a nylon composites sheet reinforced with continuous woven fabric and impregnated with the company’s proprietary technology to enhance impact resistance, strength and stiffness in thermoplastic composites.
The CR-6 series is said to use chopped roving reinforcement to combine formability with impact resistance. Its quasi-isotropic properties reportedly enable a range of high-formability applications for thermoplastic sheets.
The NCF-6 series is reinforced with high-density continuous non-crimp fabric to offer high strength, stiffness and impact resistance in structural applications.
The company says its in-situ polymerization technology enables its nylon thermoplastic composite sheets to exhibit superior properties, short cycle times, recyclability and competitive costs.
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Compared to legacy materials like steel, aluminum, iron and titanium, composites are still coming of age, and only just now are being better understood by design and manufacturing engineers. However, composites’ physical properties — combined with unbeatable light weight — make them undeniably attractive.
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