Long fiber technology is the advancement of easily moldable thermoplastic that can create a variety of componentry, most commonly found in the automotive industry. Long fiber molding is one of the fastest growing areas of thermoplastics due to its barrier properties, durability, efficiency, and cost. The following are three interesting facts about the technology that
Romeo RIM was the first company to bring long fiber injection (LFI) technology to North America back in 1999. Since then, we’ve been producing large fiber glass-reinforced polyurethane (PUR) products for customers all around the world. You’ve probably seen LFI handiwork and not even realized it: truck fenders, agricultural tractor cabs and hoods, and interior
The birth of composites heralded a new age in manufacturing, and long fiber injection molding — known as LFI — is taking composites to the next level in applications requiring reduction in mass and weight, such as in transportation, agriculture, and heavy trucks. LFI produces sought-after high-performing parts with superior stiffness and strength, and such reductions mean
There are a variety of common composites out there when it comes to automobiles and other forms of transportation. FRP, RTM, SMC, and LFI are some of the most notable ones. Each has its own unique set of benefits, making it relevant and valid to today’s industry needs and standards. Below is a quick glance
Long fiber composites have a number of properties with unique capabilities that translate into desirable product benefits. Due to the long fiber material flexibility offered for users, long fiber technology is very popular in the auto, agriculture, heavy truck, consumer goods, and mass transit industries. Users have the option to use a ready-made compound or
For plastic technology in terms of the design of automobile/machinery parts, in-mold painting for long-fiber offers a variety of advantages over methods that were previously available. In-mold painting for long-fiber is a fairly newly available in-mold process for painting that makes the manufacture of polyurethane composite components of automobile parts and agricultural machinery pieces possible.
Each and every business is looking for anything and everything they can do to cut costs and time while maintaining or even improving quality and efficiency. But that is much easier said than done. Or is it? Long fiber technology is a structural reaction injection molding process (or SRIM) that takes one step which makes the process more automatic. Question