Maximum Toughness Long Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites

Complēt™ MT Long Fiber Composites 

Boosted Impact Resistance for Demanding Applications 

Long fiber reinforced composites are renowned for their ability to provide high-impact resistance which enables them to be a solution for a variety of demanding applications. Complēt MT™ (maximum toughness) takes long fiber material performance to the next level with long glass, carbon and hybrid (glass + carbon) fiber-reinforced nylon (polyamide) composites. 
Complēt MT offers maximum toughness with notched impact resistance up to 20% higher than standard long fiber materials.  Longer fiber length retention provides more surface area for the polymer and fiber to interact – allowing for more efficient energy transfer between the polymer and fiber.  This, in turn, increases impact resistance and defends against crack propagation. 
These impact-boosted materials are for use in applications with high cyclical usage and physical demand, especially with drop testing requirements or repetitive impact during use.  They also perform well in cold environments, positioning themselves as a great outdoor solution for metal replacement. 
Markets include Tools & Hardware (handles, battery enclosures), Sports & Fitness (protective guards, athletic equipment components), Transportation (automotive structural brackets), Recreational Vehicles (seating components) and Industrial (material handling structures).

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  • Amplified impact resistance to prevent cracking or failure under stress
  • Great load bearing capability and creep resistance
  • Improved cyclical fatigue resistance
  • Reduction in stress whitening
  • Outstanding performance at low and elevated temperatures
  • Excellent dimensional stability
  • Low coefficient of thermal expansion

Complēt MT Maximum Toughness Customer Successes

Technical Property Test Method LGF30-PA66 MT LGF40-PA66 MT LGF50-PA66 MT LGF60-PA66 MT LCF30-PA66 MT LCF40-PA66 MT LCF50-PA66 MT
Specific Gravity ASTM D792 1.37 1.45 1.6 1.7 1.27 1.31 1.37
Tensile Strength (psi) ASTM D638 22,500 30,000 32,000 37,000 40,000 40,000 41,000
Tensile Modulus (psi) ASTM D638 1,350,000 1,700,000 2,200,000 2,450,000 3,300,000 4,300,000 5,500,000
Tensile Elogation ASTM D638 2-3% 2-3% 2-3% 2-3% 1-2% 1-2% 1%
Flexural Strength (psi) ASTM D790 39,000 43,000 49,000 59,000 52,000 60,000 64,000
Flexural Modulus (psi) ASTM D790 1,200,000 1,400,000 2,400,000 2,600,000 2,400,000 3,110,000 4,000,000
Notched Izod Impact (ft-lb/in) ASTM D256 2.8 6.6 6.0 8.0 4.5 5.5 5.5
Un-notched Izod Impact (ft-lb/in) ASTM D4812 26.0 27.0 27.0 30.0 20.0 21.0 22.0
DTUL @ 264 psi (1820 kPa) ASTM D648 470 ℉ 475 ℉ 475 ℉ 475 ℉ 470 ℉ 475 ℉ 480 ℉
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