Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Long-Fiber-Reinforced Thermoplastic

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_7008

A palletized thermoplastic resin for injection molding, usually nylon 6/6 or polypropylene, produced by pultrusion from continuous-filament glass yarn, and cut to lengths of 9–13 mm (about three times the length of short-fiber pellets). Nylon containing 50 weight percent longer-fiber glass is about 15% stronger and stiffer than its short-fiber mate, with double the notched-Izod impact strength.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA