Mondi launches new range of polymer compounds reinforced with cellulose fibers, with higher heat distortion temperature than traditional talc-filled plastics, and also resists scratches, and is easy to color; first serial application expected in Q4 2014

, June 26, 2014 () – A new range of polymer compounds with cellulose fibres reinforcement has been launched by paper producer Mondi Kraft Papier. The Fibromer materials are a range of six PP, PE and PP copolymer injection moulding compounds which were reinforced with 20-40% cellulose kraft pulp fibre. Compared to conventional talc filled plastics, the new range of polymer compounds has a higher heat distortion temperature. They are also scratch-resistant and easy-colourable, as well as have low density, low processing temperature and fast cycle time. They are being investigated for various applications, with the first serial application expected to begin running in 4Q 2014. Original Source: European Plastics News, http://www.europeanplasticsnews.com/, Copyright Crain Communications Inc 2014.

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