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Chopped Composite Fibre (CCF) – a new method

chopped composite fibreBindatex has developed a new method for chopping composite fibre which is designed to be compounded with general engineering thermoplastics and high-temperature thermoplastic resins.

Rather than laying up carbon fibre in sheets and impregnating it with resin like your typical carbon fibre manufacturing, chopped composite fibre can be mixed with a resin to make almost any shape.  Since the fibres aren’t oriented in any particular direction, the finished part is strong all around, while remaining light.

Flexible moulding options

Chopped Composite Fibre can be used in compression and injection moulding compounds to produce machine parts, gears and chemical valves.

The resulting composite offers high strength-to-weight and stiffness-to-weight ratios. Our chopped fibres have a high bulk density value, which allows for cleaner and more consistent flow rates. They also distribute easily during compounding, thereby improving process and product performance.

The finished products have excellent corrosion, creep and fatigue resistance, plus high strength and stiffness characteristics.

The mechanical properties of chopped composite fibre supplied by Bindatex is optimised to offer excellent physical handling and process feed properties.

In its precision-cut staple form, Bindatex CCF is a superior free-flowing material suitable for low- and high-temperature thermoplastic injection molding processes. It is also an excellent way of making plastics or other non-conductive bulk materials electrically conductive, e.g. adhesives, resin systems, and speciality paper.

Further important uses include fuel cells, cement reinforcement, and applications where enhanced chemical resistance is needed.

We are focusing on our chopped carbon fibre production at Advanced Engineering 2016 held at the NEC 2-3 November so why not come and visit us at stand N117 to find out more.

If you can't make the show, feel free to contact us at any time to see how our new chopped carbon fibre might benefit your moulded components. You may be surprised at what can be achieved!

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