Core Molding Technologies introduces ultra-low density SMC formulations

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Mirilite™ SMC

This new SMC has a nominal density of 1.2 and demonstrates automotive Class A surface performance.

Customers in the automotive and heavy truck industries are actively pursuing lightweighting initiatives and use composites in many exterior applications. Our Mirilite SMC gives designers in these and other industries a new material option for their Class A products.
Terry O’Donovan, VP marketing and sales

Under suitable moulding conditions, Mirilite SMC can achieve an ALSA rating of 57-63, while weighing 37% less than traditional Class A SMC material systems. (ALSA – Advanced Laser Surface Analysis – is a standard for classifying the surface appearance of composites. An ALSA rating of 65 or lower indicates a Class A surface condition.)

Mirilite SMC is intended for exterior applications in automobiles and heavy trucks, including hoods, door panels and trunk deck lids or other applications requiring high cosmetic appearances.

Econolite SMC

This lower-cost, ultra-low density SMC is designed for utility applications that do not require a high-appearance painted surface finish, but which benefit from a 38% reduction in weight compared to standard-density SMC materials.

This 1.18 system evolved from Core Molding Technologies' FeatherliteXL™ and Airilite® SMC systems.

“Traditionally, achieving ultra-low density performance in an SMC has always come with a cost penalty," says Terry O’Donovan, vice president, marketing and sales for Core Molding Technologies.

"Our Econolite SMC significantly reduces the economic impact of using a 1.18 material in general-purpose applications.” 

Evaluation plaques and material testing data for Mirilite and Econolite SMC are available to qualified customers.

Core Molding Technologies Inc (NYSE MKT: CMT), headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, is a manufacturer of sheet moulding compound (SMC) and composites moulder serving the truck, marine, automotive, and other markets.