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Thermoplastic Composite Tapes & Laminates

Polystrand™ Continuous Fiber Tapes & Laminates

Strength & Versatility

High strength, unidirectional fibers and engineered thermoplastic resins combine to create Polystrand™ continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) tapes and laminates that can help reduce weight while maintaining exceptional strength and impact resistance in a variety of applications.
Available in rolls of unidirectional tape, as well as X-Ply™ 0˚/90˚ and other multi-ply laminates, Polystrand materials can be post-formed and co-molded with mixed materials in thermoforming and injection molding processes to achieve part designs and cycle times that meet the most demanding performance targets. And because they are thermoplastic, these CFRTP materials are more easily recycled compared to thermoset materials.

The property table below represents a sample of tape material properties. Please see the resource tab for additional product information.

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Highlights

  • Up to 120" slit-to-width laminate material (125" raw edge material)
  • Thickness from 0.010" tape to 0.375" multi-ply laminates
  • 58% to 80% fiber by weight
  • PP, PE, PETG, PET, PA6 and PC resin systems
  • Available with customized cosmetic films and scrims
  • Available in sheet form or rolls up to 10,000 pounds
  • Formulations available to meet ASTM E84 Class A and Class B flame/smoke rating

Resources

Video: Improving Impact Resistance

See how thermoplastic composite tapes and laminates boost performance of traditional materials

Whitepaper: CFRTP Advantages & Applications

Explore the functionality and versatility of continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites

Product Selection Guide

Polystrand™ material properties, capabilities, and lamination configurations

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Technical Data Sheets

Browse our library of product data sheets containing technical descriptions and details.

Resources
NAME CATEGORY DESCRIPTION  
Advanced Composites Overview - Brochure Brochure Avient’s reinforced composite technologies use carbon, glass and aramid fibers with custom formulated thermoset or thermoplastic resins in continuous forming processes View
Advanced Composites Webinar Webinars & Videos Take a closer look at the benefits of continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites.  View
Case Study – Rome Snowboard Binding Case Study Discover how injection overmolded Polystrand™ CFRTP adds strength and flexibility to this ultra-lightweight and ultra-cool binding View
Composites Overmolding Overview Processing Guides Overview of thermoplastic composite overmolding process & applications View
Compression Molding CFRTP - Video Webinars & Videos Heat. Form. Cool. Learn how to compression mold with Polystrand CFRTP View
Exterior Door Reinforce Composite - Case Study Case Study (Brief) Polystrand™ PETG continuous fiber reinforced composite laminate thermally bonded to steel door skin View
Polystrand Composite Reinforced Panels - Application Bulletin Application Bulletin Polystrand Nonwoven/Composite Panels for vehicle interiors  View
Polystrand Reinforcement: Impact Resistance - Video Webinars & Videos See how thermoplastic composite tapes and laminates boost performance of traditional materials View
Polystrand™ Materials and Applications - Video Webinars & Videos Polystrand™ continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites - lightweight, strong and versatile.  View
Polystrand™ Product Selection Guide Product Selection Guide Polystrand™ material properties, capabilites, product nomenclature and lamination lay-up configurations View
Processing & Design Guide: Polystrand™ Thermoplastic Composites Design Guide Recommendations & key considerations for processing and part design with continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastics View
Program Bulletin – Thermoplastic Composite Innovation Cell Product Bulletin Bring your project to life with composite materials and injection and compression overmolding in our thermoplastic composite innovation cell View
Smart Materials™ Advanced Composites for Demanding Applications - eBook eBook Take a comprehensive look at composite materials to help you identify the best solution for your needs View
Structural Decking - Case Study Case Study (Brief) Polystrand™ unidirectional thermoplastic composite tape provides reinforcement to improve strength of HDPE decking View
Webinar: Overmolding with Thermoplastic Composites Webinars & Videos Discover how to combine strength, performance and design flexibility through innovative materials and processes View
Whitepaper: CFRTP Advantages & Applications White Paper Explore the functionality and versatility of continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites View
Whitepaper: Composite Overmolding Part Optimization White Paper Optimizing Part Design with Thermoplastic Composite Injection Overmolding: How localized reinforcement can reduce weight and improve performance View

Thermoplastic Composite Innovation Cell

Bring your project to life by injection and compression overmolding with thermoplastic composite materials