Materials Overview

SMC, BMC and CSMC thermoset moulding compounds allow some very specific advantages comparing to other competing materials:

  • Weight reduction
  • Design freedom
  • High function integration and complex shapes
  • High strength and stiffness exhibiting better strength-to-weight ratios than most metals
  • Coefficient of thermal expansion similar to metals
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Low tendency to creep
  • Moulding highest precision
  • Dimensional stability. Low to zero shrinkage.
  • Class A surface finish
  • On-line paintability
  • Moulded-in colour
  • High operating temperature
  • Fire resistance and low smoke emission
  • Electrical insulation or conductivity
  • Low investment
  • Good cost/performance ratio
  • Sustainable and recyclable

New features such as food contact, stain and scratch resistance, very low VOC, etc., have been achieved with our SMC, BMC and CSMC formulations.

We partner closely with our customers to design and produce tailor-made SMC, BMC and CSMC materials to fit the specific requirements needed for each project.

COMPARISON TO OTHER COMPETING MATERIALS

Benchmarking

Tensile Strength

Young Modulus

Density

Thermal Expansion