This compound is mainly compression molded. The ability to use reinforcing fibers up to 50 mm allows for high mechanical properties.
It is produced by mixing polyester resin and the main additives, obtaining a paste with a honey-like consistency, which is pumped into a coating machine equipped with a cutter that, synchronized with the dosing of the paste, adds the reinforcing fiber in a predetermined and constant quantity. A support film ensures that the two layers of dough can be joined to the fiber coming from the cutter, thus creating a sandwich structure with two layers of dough on the outside and the fiber in the middle.
The next operation, which is carried out in-line, is the compression of the resulting mattress by means of cylinders and metal nets in order to facilitate the best impregnation between the various components. The SMC is then welded in boxes or wrapped in rolls, the packages are then placed in the curing chamber. After about 24 hours, through the reaction with the thickener the paste becomes solid and allows easy removal of the backing film.
SMC formulations are customized according to the customer’s needs, the type of
customer’s needs, the type of presses and the complexity of the moulds.
SMC ANTISTATICLIGHT GREY COLOUR
Surface resistivity: 106 – 109 Ohm
SMC LOW DENSITY
Specific weight: 1,2 g/cm3
Flexural strength > 120 MPa
Flexural modulus > 8000 MPa
SMC UV RESISTANT
UL (f1) index certification
SMC FOR TRAINS
EN 45545 approved material
Closed and open loop recycling
What is SMC
SMC (Sheet Moulding Compound) is a reinforced composite material that consists of a mixture of:
25mm glass fiber
How SMC can be transformed
SMC is mainly used in compression molding. Due to its flow properties, it can easily fill the mold cavity allowing the production of complex shaped parts.
Our SMC can be customized by adjusting the formulation components to achieve any performance required by the customer, such as flame resistance, anti-static properties, superior thermal properties, weather resistance, low shrinkage or high mechanical performance.