Bulk moulding compounds

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Bulk moulding compounds represent a family of chopped fibre thermoset or thermoplastic-based composite materials. Fibre lengths are typically 1/2 inch, 1 inch or 2 inches (6 to 50 mm). Longer fibres provide higher tensile strengths while shorter fibres allow more complex shapes to be moulded. Standard modulus and intermediate modulus carbon fibres are utilized. 


RS22429_tc_comp_3909_morganhill_LoRez_200TenCate offers a complete line of epoxy-based thermosets, and also offers a line of thermoplastic-based chopped carbon fibre moulding compounds using PEEK and PPS. Other thermoplastic resin systems may be available upon request.  Thermoplastic-based resins offer low moisture uptake, good impact resistance and low flame, smoke and toxicity. Thermoset resins are precision coated and designed to be low flow for optimal high fibre/resin content.


Benefits of bulk moulding compounds include: DSC_0875_cmyk_sml-150
  • Strength and stiffness of metallic parts like aluminum with 40% less weight.
  • Allows the fabrication of complex shapes with varying cross sections in one efficient compression molding cycle.
  • Allows for the fabrication of precise and integrated composite structures.
  • TenCate now offers both thermoset and thermoplastic resin based chopped fiber bulk molding compounds.

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    Product Name Resin Type Tg Cure Temp Description SDS
    Bulk moulding compounds
    MS-1A Epoxy 164°C/327°F 15-30 minutes at 138°C/280°F followed by 1-2 hour postcure at 177°C/350°F Epoxy with high modulus fiber Request_TCAC_MSDS
    MS-1H Epoxy 191°C/375°F 15-30 minutes at 138°C/280°F followed by 1-2 hour postcure at 177°C/350°F Fast curing intermediate modulus epoxy Request_TCAC_MSDS
    MS-4H Epoxy 191°C/375°F 15-30 minutes at 138°C/280°F followed by 1-2 hour postcure at 177°C/350°F Fast cure standard modulus epoxy Request_TCAC_MSDS
    TenCate Cetex® MC1100 (NEW) PPS 90°C/194°F Processing Temp: 330°C/625°F PPS based chopped fiber molding compound

    Fire retardant

    Solvent resistant
    Request_TCAC_MSDS
    TenCate Cetex® MC1200 (NEW) PEEK 143°C/290°F Process Temp: 393°C/694°F PEEK based chopped molding compound

    Solvent resistant

    Fire retardant
    Request_TCAC_MSDS

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