Battice, Belgium – May 18, 2010 – 3B, is launching a new pultrusion mat that will become the benchmark in combining strength, whiteness and surface appearance. This significant step forward will allow end use parts to have better defined and uniform colours, high gloss and low surface waviness while achieving high mechanical performances.
Growing market demand for visible pultruded applications that are based on the need for high strength and low weight are pushing the boundaries of both colour and surface appearance. Up until now continuous filament mats, for use with vinyl esters, unsaturated polyesters, epoxy and polyurethane resins have been marred by a yellow tint, making it difficult for processors to achieve the defined colour desired for the application.
3B’s new CFM pultrusion mats offer a perfect balance of surface appearance – colour, gloss and conformability – together with a high strength.
Bertrand Roekens, leader of 3B Science and Technology Department stated, « Processors in the pultrusion market have been under pressure by end users to be able to make parts that have the highest levels of performances combined with a good surface appearance without costly and labour intensive finishing treatments; at the same time they also want a mat that allows them to run their processes more effectively. Our new products offer a perfect balance between performance, processing and appearance ».
The new 3B pultrusion mats are tailored to meet both rigidity and conformability requirements. CM6065 is for applications that require excellent consistency and high efficiency. CM6060 is designed for complex shapes that demand greater conformability while still providing consistency and efficiency.
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