Xenia carbon-filled compounds retain high tensile strength, easy processability
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XECARB SL composites are the latest addition in the Xenia Materials family, retaining excellent dimensional stability and overall resistance.
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With a flexural modulus reaching 11000 MPa and a density equal to 1,00 g/cm3, the pioneer grade of XECARB SL was designed using Arkema’s Rilsan PA11, a polymer obtained from renewable sources and characterized by outstanding toughness at low temperatures and high resistance to stress cracking.
According to Xenia, XECARB SL retains a high ratio between tensile strength at break and density, presenting easy processability, excellent dimensional stability and resistance to weather, UV rays and ageing. XECARB 20-C15-SL grade reaches tensile elongation at break over 4% as a result of the intrinsic flexibility of the base polymer.
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