No cold storage required – Polypreg features unlimited shelf life

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  • Woven glass/polypropylene fabric
  • Withstands temperatures up to 149°C
  • Application: from automotive to construction

BGF Industries based in Greensboro, North Carolina, a manufacturer of woven and nonwoven materials from high performance fibres, is introducing a new thermoplastic composite material called PolyPreg.

Woven glass/polypropylene fabric

PolyPreg is a woven glass/polypropylene fabric that can be directly consolidated with the addition of heat and minimal pressure into a high strength composite part. Said to be the only domestically produced composite of its kind, parts made from PolyPreg can be used in various applications in the automotive, building, construction, marine, military and defence, sports, leisure and transportation industries.

Unlimited shelf life, no cold storage required

The material is soft and conformable to complex shapes and is available in 750 or 1,500 gsm and natural or black colours. Laminated, moulded or pultruded processing conditions are recommended at a temperature of 204°C (400°F) and a pressure of 1.4 to 7 bar (20 to 100 PSI), making processing easy. With an unlimited shelf life PolyPreg requires no cold storage and can withstand temperatures up to 149°C (300°F).

UV stable in nature, the material maintains its colour and form upon exposure to sunlight and is less likely to become brittle, crack or become discolored. Additionally, PolyPreg produces no emissions and is fully recyclable.

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