Nylon Very Long Fiber Compounds

  • Lightweight and functional alternative to die cast aluminum, magnesium, and zinc
  • Extremely stiff and tough with superior cold temperature impact resistance
  • Efficiently injection molded into complex shapes without expensive post-finishing costs

Imagine reinforced nylon compounds that provide super strength inside a part while maintaining a smooth surface on the outside of the part… these compounds are available from RTP Company! We have developed some of the toughest, most durable materials available by using specially compounded nylons that incorporate very long fibers.

The part  was made with an RTP Very Long Fiber (VLF) 200 Series, 60% long glass fiber reinforced nylon 6/6 material, Seat-Belt-Tensioner-Burn2injection molded into a complex shape with holes, ribs and varying wall thicknesses. It maintains a smooth, resin-rich finish that is free of fibers. Pyrolysis removes the polymer and reveals an internal skeleton of interlocking very long fibers that retain the shape and detail of the original part. Proper molding ensures the fibers are thoroughly distributed within all detailed areas.

Nylon VLF compounds from RTP Company are manufactured using a proprietary, melt impregnation pultrusion process that allows the reinforcing fibers to be continuous through the full 11mm length of the pellet and fully wetted with polymer. The increased aspect ratio of the long fiber provides more surface area for the polymer to grab onto, transferring any stresses to the reinforcement. The resulting VLF compounds have higher modulus and impact strength than shorter, glass fiber reinforced compounds. These property enhancements are also better maintained by VLF compounds at temperature extremes, both high and low. RTP Company Nylon VLF Compounds are manufactured and available worldwide.

For more information, please download the Nylon Very Long Fiber Compounds Innovation Bulletin.  

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