Short Carbon-Fiber Filled PP Composites Launched

Xenia Materials has launched the new series of Xecarb 11 short carbon-fiber filled PP grades.


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Italian compounder Xenia Materials has developed a new series of short carbon-fiber filled PP thermoplastic composite grades under the XECARB 11 brand. (While the company does not currently have a North American office, they well sell directly, as they have been, to interested customers, according to technical sales manager Enrico Mancinetti.)

After more than a year of testing and improvements, the final Xecarb 11 series is said to represent the ideal solution for a wide range of applications in chemical, industrial and sport system fields which require a high modulus-to-density ratio. Due to their carbon fiber reinforcement, the new compounds are electrically conductive. They additionally present a tensile strength at break up to 115 MPa (16,679 psi), excellent chemical resistance, higher heat deflection temperature, better dimensional stability and reduced post shrinkage. They also boast better surface hardness and excellent UV resistance.