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THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITE TAPES & LAMINATES

Polystrand™ Continuous Fiber Tapes & Laminates

Strength & Versatility

High strength, unidirectional fibers and engineered thermoplastic resins combine to create Polystrand™ continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) tapes and laminates that can help reduce weight while maintaining exceptional strength and impact resistance in a variety of applications.
Available in rolls of unidirectional tape, as well as X-Ply™ 0˚/90˚ and other multi-ply laminates, Polystrand materials can be post-formed and co-molded with mixed materials in thermoforming and injection molding processes to achieve part designs and cycle times that meet the most demanding performance targets. And because they are thermoplastic, these CFRTP materials are more easily recycled compared to thermoset materials.

The property table below represents a sample of tape material properties. Please see the resource tab for additional product information.

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Lightweighting

Highlights

  • Up to 120" slit-to-width laminate material (125" raw edge material)
  • Thickness from 0.010" tape to 0.375" multi-ply laminates
  • 58% to 80% fiber by weight
  • PP, PE, PETG, PA6, and PA66 resin systems
  • Available with customized cosmetic films and scrims
  • Available in sheet form or rolls up to 10,000 pounds

Resources

Video: Compression Molding CFRTP

Heat. Form. Cool. Learn how to compression mold with Polystrand CFRTP

Whitepaper: CFRTP Advantages & Applications

Explore the functionality and versatility of continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites

Polystrand™ Processing Guide

Discover how to work with Polystrand™ materials to add lightweight strength to your application

Product Selection Guide

Polystrand™ material properties, capabilities, and lamination configurations

Polystrand Unidirectional Tape
Resources
ProductFiber CountAreal WTThicknessResin
PETG 584258.00%12.0 oz/yd0.012 inPETG
PPC 603060.00%13.7 oz/yd0.013 inPP Copolymer
PPC 603560.00%8.9 oz/yd0.009 inPP Copolymer
PEC 652764.75%14.8 oz/yd0.015 inPE Copolymer
PPC 653664.30%10.4 oz/yd0.010 inPP Copolymer
PPC 653764.75%14.8 oz/yd0.015 inPP Copolymer
PPC 653864.75%19.8 oz/yd0.019 inPP Copolymer
PPC 703270.00%11.7 oz/yd0.012 inPP Copolymer
PPC 703470.00%10.5 oz/yd0.010 inPP Copolymer
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