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Long Hybrid (Carbon + Glass) Reinforcement

Customized Performance Leveraging the Toughness of Glass Fiber and Strength of Carbon Fiber

These are single-pellet solutions that blend a customized ratio of reinforcing glass and carbon fibers to help you achieve your performance requirements. Depending on the ratio of long glass to long carbon reinforcement selected, you are able to blend the best of both worlds – long glass fiber's toughness and economical cost with long carbon fiber's robust strength, stiffness and low density.   

The long glass fiber reinforcement within the hybrid solutions offers a significant boost in toughness to the formulation, protecting your application from impact failure. You are still able to gain the strength of carbon fiber, but are also able to supplement a portion of the formulation with more economically priced glass fiber. 

Long carbon fiber reinforcement within these solutions brings robust strength and stiffness properties. When selecting a hybrid solution there is also the added benefit of being able to promote the use of carbon fiber within your product – something that consumers are already well-versed with and associate with innovative and high-performance products. 

Hybrid materials range from 20-50% total long glass + long carbon fiber content (by weight) reinforcing a variety of resin systems including polyamides, rigid thermoplastic polyurethanes and polypropylene. Additive technologies such as additional UV performance enhancement are also available to customize your solution. 

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  • Carbon-to-glass fiber ratios customizable to balance performance and cost
  • High stiffness and strength of carbon fiber at a more palatable price
  • Excellent toughness and fatigue resistance of glass fiber
  • Enable metal-to-composite conversions
  • Unified pellet simplifies processing with uniform dispersion

Properties and Comparisons

PA66 Balanced performance data

TPU Balanced performance data

Technical Property Test Method LCG30-PA66 LCG40-PA66 LCG50-PA66
% of Long Glass 15% 20% 25%
% of Long Carbon 15% 20% 25%
Specific Gravity ASTM D792 1.33 1.40 1.44
Tensile Strength ASTM D638 38,500 psi 42,500 psi 44,500 psi
Tensile Modulus ASTM D638 2,500,000 psi 3,500,000 psi 4,000,000 psi
Flexural Strength ASTM D790 56,000 psi 58,000 psi 62,500 psi
Flexural Modulus ASTM D790 2,500,000 psi 3,000,000 psi 3,500,000 psi
Notched Izod Impact ASTM D256 3.3 ft-lb/in 4.2 ft-lb/in 4.6 ft-lb/in
Unnotched Izod Impact ASTM D4812 16.0 ft-lb/in 18.0 ft-lb/in 19 ft-lb/in
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