Composites weight reduction
Reducing polymeric matrix composites weight is possible by developing specific mineral fillers for this type of products. This weight reduction implies a huge competitive advantage of these composite materials with respect to other composites of similar use. Throughout this article, we present you the advantages and characteristics of this mineral filler specially designed to lighten composites without modifying the physical-mechanical characteristics or the quality of the final product.
Composites weight reduction mineral fillers
Thanks to our close cooperation with strategic partners, we have developed a special formulation that manages to reduce the density of polymeric matrix composite materials. Thanks to this reduction of up to 50 in the mixture density, we managed to greatly lighten composites. This weight reduction occurs without affecting at any time the original properties of the composite piece and can be adjusted to the requirements of the project. This mineral filler integrates perfectly with all kinds of resins: polyester, acrylic, vinylester, etc … We offer our clients a technical department specializing in the formulation and combination of mineral fillers. We are specialized in the formulation of mineral fillers adapted to specific projects. Together with composites weight reduction, we offer technical advice for improving other performance of the final product. The rigorous quality control of the selected minerals chemically and thermally treated, allows us to offer the maximum guarantees. Because the use of this type of mineral fillers creates “microbubbles” in the polymerized structure, it is not a solution for 100% solid surface products because on their surface will be visible these micropores. However, the use of a gel coat on the final product surface would solve this possible problem.
Advantages of reducing composites weight
Thanks to the production of composite materials with a lower density, we get lighter products that guarantee the same performance and quality. This lighten composites have a number of extraordinary competitive advantages because:
- It allows us to reduce the unit transport cost by being able to load many more finished products units in a truck or in a container. This is especially important for those producers who sell their products in distant markets or that are not competitive for that reason (transport cost).
- Allows for easier handling of products. This affects significantly both in the production process and in the assembly. In fields such as the production of bathtubs or polymer concrete elements, this composites weight reduction can be a definitive differential advantage. In many projects, very heavy projected elements are ruled out due to the difficulty of their assembly.
Reducing composites weight while maintaining the quality and original performance makes our low-weight mineral fillers a highly demanded product. They allow us to reduce the transport costs and ease the assembly of very heavy parts. Both in the production of bathtubs and in the polymer concrete sector, they have led to a real revolution. Thanks to our close cooperation with strategic partners, we can offer our clients a technical department specializing in the formulation and combination of mineral fillers, for any inquiry do not hesitate to contact us.
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