Short glass fiber composites for automotive

Sabic has developed two new short glass fiber reinforced polypropylene (PP) grades for use in automotive applications.

According to the company, G3430X and G3440X are suitable for under-hood, exterior and interior structural parts such as brackets, seat structures and center consoles.

They reportedly have improved melt flow, tensile and flexural strength and have a thin-wall capability making them suitable for components with lower mass and weight. They could be used to replace long glass fiber PP in some low-temperature applications, Sabic said.

Both PP compounds are available in black and natural and can be custom colored.