As the global cost of metals has risen sharply this has led to a sharp increase in the theft of a wide range of metallic products such as manhole covers, road signs and many more. This in turn has led design engineers and commodity buyers to seek alternative lower cost processes. Composites are proving to be the solution to this problem.
Cross Linked polymers and composite composition enables the components to withstand high temperatures up to 250ºC.
Ultra Low Smoke Emission
SMC compounds are available which combine excellent fire resistance, very low smoke generation and non-toxicity with good mechanical strength and electrical properties.
A vast choice of material composition is available which can be tailored to specific design requirements.
Composites can be anything from 60% to 80% lighter than metal, a key element in many organisations contributing to cost down and environmental issues.
Easy to Machine
Composites can be machine and inserts can be added to deliver higher end value product.
Due to the nature of composites the composition can be managed to cover the full range of electrical requirements, either electrical insulation or conductivity.
Good quality surface finish with the possibility to coat through a variety of methods; wet paint, powder coating or in-mould coating.
No Scrap Value
The increase in the cost of metal has stimulated the theft of signs, man hole covers etc. Composites have no scrap value negating this problem.
• Design Freedom
• Infinite tool life
• Good Strength to Weight Ratio
• Weight Reduction
• Thermal Resistant
• Good Electrical Insulation
• Material composition can be changed to suit product specification
• Easy to machine & Ad inserts
• Variety of Surface Finishes available
• No Scrap Value (Theft Deterrent)