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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Xenia carbon-filled compounds

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Xenia Materials (Vicenza, Italy), in partnership with Arkema (Colombes, France) has developed a new family of products, the carbon-filled, lightweight structural compounds, XECARB SL composites.

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.

The XECARB SL composites family are said to embody the solution for applications in drones, UAV’s and cobot industries, as well as application in the sports sector.


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