3B offers a broad portfolio of Chopped Strand glass fibres designed for the most demanding composite technologies, whether Thermoplastic or Thermoset based.

3B Chopped Strand products:

  • made of corrosion resistant E-Glass
  • 4mm-long glass fibre bundles agglomerated into a pellet-like shape
  • physical properties of 3B’s chopped fibres are designed to withstand extruders' most stringent process parameters, thus ensuring an optimum productivity during compounding
  • coated with a specific sizing compliant with the polymeric resin requiring reinforcement

CHOPPED STRANDS FOR THERMOPLASTICS

3B has a large Chopped Strand product portfolio. Our Chopped Strand products are designed for compounding various thermoplastic materials.

  • A choice of glass fibre filament diameters and sizings are available to better optimize mechanical performances of final composite parts.
  • Chopped Strands with specific features and functionalities like neutral colour, food & water contact or glycol/hydrolysis resistance are also offered.
Resin Product TP/TS Features Process Ø Length/Diameter ratio
PVC, PC 108F-14P Thermoplastics For glass content <15% Short fibre compounding ø14µm
PPO, PC 122Y-14P Thermoplastics Short fibre compounding ø14µm
ABS - Styrenics 183F-11C Thermoplastics Neutral colour Short fibre compounding ø11µm
PA DS 1125-10N Thermoplastics Neutral colour, Food contact (USA) Short fibre compounding ø10µm
PA DS 1128-10N Thermoplastics Hydrolysis resistance, Food contact (USA) Short fibre compounding ø10µm
PA DS 1135-10N Thermoplastics Hydrolysis resistance, Water contact, Food contact (EU & USA) Short fibre compounding ø10µm
PP, PE DS 2200-10P Thermoplastics High mechanical performances, Neutral colour, Hydrolysis resistance, Food contact (EU & USA), Water contact Short fibre compounding ø10µm
PP, PE DS 2200-13P Thermoplastics Neutral colour, Hydrolysis resistance, Food contact (EU & USA), Water contact Short fibre compounding ø13µm
POM DS 7720-14P Thermoplastics Food contact (EU & USA) Short fibre compounding ø14µm
PPS, PBT, PES, PESU, PPSU, PEI, PEEK DS 8800-11P Thermoplastics Hydrolysis resistance, High impact and elongation at break, Food contact (EU & USA), Water contact Short fibre compounding ø11µm

Chopped Strands for Thermosets

3B’s Chopped Strands for Thermosets are multi-resin compatible. They are designed to reinforce epoxy or phenolic resins in compounding operations. 

Depending on customer requirements, 3B offers commercial grades that distinguish themselves by their processability at the extruder and mechanical performances on the final composite parts.

Resin Product TP/TS Features Process Ø Length/Diameter ratio
UP, Epoxy compatible, Phenolic 163D-14C Thermosets Sheet moulding compounding, Bulk moulding compounding
UP, Epoxy compatible, Phenolic DS 5163-13P Thermosets Densified Sheet moulding compounding, Bulk moulding compounding

Milled Fibre

Made of corrosion resistant E-Glass 3B Milled Fibres are powder-like shape glass fibres.

They are used to fill Thermoplastic or Thermoset polymers. Main features are:

  • improved dimensional stability
  • lower shrinkage and warpage of the finished plastic parts
  • increased stiffness of the finished plastic parts.
Resin Product TP/TS Features Process Ø Length/Diameter ratio
Multi-Compatible MF 01 ER Milled Fibre Dimensional stability, Shrinkage control, Warpage control 1.5

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