Complēt™ Long Fiber Reinforced Structural Thermoplastics
PlastiComp Complēt™ long carbon and glass fiber reinforced thermoplastics are structural injection molding composites with metal replacement performance.
Long fiber technology provides structural performance that can go head-to-head with metals at a fraction of their weight while retaining the processing ease of injection molding, accelerating lightweighting initiatives across a broad range of industries, including automotive, aerospace and sporting goods.
With appropriate material selection and part design optimization, long carbon fiber materials can reduce the weight of components up to 50% compared to aluminum.
Complēt PKE and Complēt REC thermoplastics offer further sustainable benefits through design and production. Complēt PKE composites are made from polyketone which combines eco-conscious material consumption and VOC reduction during manufacturing. Complēt REC is made using post-consumer recycled (PCR) nylon 6 resin, post-industrial recycled (PIR) nylon 66 resin, or PIR thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) resin.
Complēt formulations can be customized using engineering resins, from PA to PEEK, for optimal material performance in your specific applications and enable you to produce products that are tougher, stronger and lighter.
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|Long Fiber Technologies||Applications||Description/Product Features|
|Complēt™ LGF||Transportation underhood and powertrain, off-road recreational vehicles, automotive aftermarket parts, portable tools and equipment, and healthcare||Long glass fiber reinforced engineering resins with enhanced mechanical properties that obtain metal-like structural capabilities. Provides high impact and fatigue resistance|
|Complēt™ LCF||Sports and recreation gear, aerospace interiors, robotics, and industrial equipment||Higher performance long carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastics for weight sensitive applications or more load-carrying capability|
|Complēt™ Hybrid||Sports and recreation gear or automotive underhood and powertrain||Synergistically combines long carbon and long glass fiber together in a unified material to optimize performance and cost|
|Complēt™ MT||Sports and recreation gear or industrial equipment||Maximum toughness, long fiber reinforced nylon 6 or 66 formulated for extra impact and fatigue resistance for demanding applications|
|Complēt™ Moisture Resistant||Automotive, powersports, automotive aftermarket parts and consumer applications||Long fiber reinforced nylon 6 or 66 composites providing consistent performance in moisture-rich environments. Long glass fiber formulations offer surface appearance free of visible fiber|
|Complēt™ REC||Sports & recreation gear, office furnishings, or automotive||Post-consumer recycled (PCR) and post-industrial recycled (PIR) resins up-engineered with long fiber reinforcement. Recycled resin content customizable to meet performance and sustainability requirements|
|Complēt™ PKE||Pipes, tubing, fluid management, electrical connectors, battery components, under-the-hood fuel/chemical contact components, non-structural interior components, oil and gas components||Long glass fiber reinforced polyketone that delivers excellent chemical resistance, low moisture uptake, and dimensional stability similar to nylon (PA6 and PA66). They also offer over 2x higher impact properties than short fiber reinforced solutions, while maintaining impact properties in cold and demanding environments|
|Internal Frame Structure for Hunting Backpack||Application Snapshot||Injection molded Complēt™ long carbon fiber reinforced nylon composite delivered high stiffness and low weight while simplifying manufacturing||View|
|Aerospace Passenger Seating Components||Application Snapshot||Complēt™ long carbon fiber reinforced PES composite reduced weight 40% and met FAA requirements for flammability and survivability||View|
|Automotive Removable Roof Bracket||Application Snapshot||Complēt™ long carbon fiber reinforced polyphthalamide composite replaced steel in bracket securing roof panels and achieved an 80% weight reduction||View|
|Automotive Steering Column Bracket||Application Snapshot||Complēt™ long carbon fiber reinforced nylon composite replaced metal steering column supports and lowered weight by 50%||View|
|Bettcher Industries – Case Study||Case Study||Metal replacement, design improvements and Complēt™ long fiber technology provide powerful solution for Bettcher Industries||View|
|Complēt PKE Formulations - Product Bulletin||Product Bulletin||Overview of key characteristics, markets and applications for Complēt PKE Formulations||View|
|Complēt REC Long Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics||Webinars & Videos||Introducing Complēt REC long fiber reinforced thermoplastics (LFT) containing post consumer and post industrial recycled material||View|
|Complēt REC Technical Bulletin||Technical Bulletin||Performance data and information on Complēt REC long fiber reinforced composites incorporating recycled resin||View|
|Complēt/OnForce LFT Overview & Brand Brochure||Brochure||Optimize stiffness, strength, and toughness to obtain structural performance with lightweight long fiber reinforced thermoplastics.||View|
|Complēt™ & OnForce™ Long Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites - Processing Guide||Processing Guides||Guidance on key elements of preparation and molding process for Complet & OnForce LFT||View|
|Complēt™ and OnForce™ Long Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites - Design Guide||Design Guide||Download this guide to learn how to design ribs, bosses, and other features that stand the test of time, better ways to process LFT materials, what to do to minimize part defects and more about Complēt™ and OnForce™ Long Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites||View|
|Complēt™ LFT - Stronger. Tougher. Lighter.||Webinars & Videos||Compare the strength, toughness and weight of long fiber thermoplastics against other materials||View|
|Complēt™ Moisture Resistant Long Fiber Thermoplastic Nylons||Webinars & Videos||Provide gradual moisture uptake to maintain structural properties longer||View|
|Complēt™ Moisture Resistant Nylons - Technical Bulletin||Technical Bulletin||Environmentally stabilized nylon 6 and 6/6 long fiber composites for application intermittently exposed to water high humidity that require consistent structural performance||View|
|Craftech Non-Metallic Fasteners||Application Snapshot||Custom formulated and pre-colored Complēt™ long glass fiber reinforced ETPU composite offered corrosion resistance while matching the structural capabilities of metal fasteners||View|
|Environmentally Stabilized Composites - White Paper||White Papers & eBooks||Learn more about moisture resistant nylon long fiber reinforced composites||View|
|Injection Molded Composite Baseball Bat||Application Snapshot||Complēt™ long carbon fiber reinforced composites allows deployment of injection molded material solution for design flexibility and customization||View|
|Innovative Office Furniture Task Chair||Application Snapshot||Strategically positioned unidirectional tape inserts overmolded with Complēt™ long glass fiber reinforced nylon composite provide fatigue endurance to allow part reduction for office chair||View|
|Piranha Marine Propeller||Application Snapshot||Complēt™ MT Long Glass Fiber Reinforced Nylon 6 improved durability and vibration damping allowing the blades to flex and absorb energy from minor impacts||View|
|Piranha Propeller - Case Study||Case Study||Read how long fiber composites helped Piranha Propellers add toughness and design flexibility||View|
|Scorpyd Crossbow Integrated Rail and Riser||Application Snapshot||Complēt™ long carbon fiber reinforced ETPU composite along with product design and performance analysis services create industry-first integrated rail and riser assembly for Scorpyd Crossbow||View|
|Services Capabilities Overview||Brochures & Product Information||Discover the comprehensive technical services available through Specialty Engineered Materials at Avient to assist customers||View|
|Snowmobile Engine Mounting Bracket||Application Snapshot||Complēt™ long carbon fiber reinforced nylon composite replaced aluminum to provide better fatigue resistance and reduce weight||View|
|Support Yoke for Hanging Industrial Motor||Application Snapshot||Complēt™ long glass fiber reinforced nylon composite supports the weight of a 25-pound motor without creep while being lower in weight and less costly to produce||View|
|Trail Bicycle Rear Suspension Linkage||Application Snapshot||Complēt™ long carbon fiber reinforced ETPU composite reduced weight 33% and performance analysis services confirmed metal-to-thermoplastic conversion success||View|
|Unified Seat Shell for Off-Road Recreational Vehicle||Application Snapshot||Complēt™ long glass fiber reinforced nylon composite consolidated multiple metal components into a unified seat shell permitting weight and cost reductions||View|