Elastolit® (PU) : A high quality alternative to classic or thermosetting materials
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The Elastolit® product range includes Elastolit® R (RIM/RRIM), Elastolit® D (rigid integral foam) and Elastolit® K (compact duromer). With a variety of properties, these polyurethane systems constitute high-quality, economic alternatives to classic materials like wood or metal or thermosetting materials and engineering thermoplastics.
Advantages of Elastolit®:
- Good inherent stiffness despite relatively low thickness
- Low weight
- Good strength
- High impact strength even at extremely low temperatures
Can be supplied as an easy mold-release and flame retardant grade material to comply with a variety of standards
Likewise, complex 3D parts with long flow paths and filigree sections can be produced with high precision. Elastolit® also achieves good temperature and sound insulation levels. On request Elastolit® D can be supplied as an easy mould-release and flame retardant grade complying with a variety of standards (UL 94, DIN 5510).
Can be supplied as an easy mold-release and flame retardant grade material to comply with a variety of standards.
Elastolit® K is a micro-cellular almost solid material characterised by economic processability. Large-format parts with long flow paths and wall thicknesses of preferrably 3 to 6 mm can be produced with high inherent stiffness and good strength. Thanks to the visco-plastic properties of Elastolit® K filigree part geometries can be manufactured easily. Moulded parts can also be produced complete with snap-in connectors. This material is also attractive for medium-sized lots, as low-cost aluminium moulds can be used and cycle times are short. On request Elastolit® K can be supplied as an easy mould-release and flame retardant grade complying with a variety of standards (UL 94, DIN 5510).
High mechanical strength despite extremely cold temperatures
The outstanding feature of Elastolit® R ‒also a microcellular, almost solid material ‒ is its high impact strength even at extremely low temperatures. The stiffness of moulded parts can be increased still further by adding glass and mineral fibres as reinforcement. Finished parts are used predominantly in the automotive sector for car exteriors (front and rear skirts, door sill scuff plates) and for commercial vehicles (large-format claddings, fenders, etc.). Finished part wall thickness generally range from 2,5 to 3,5 mm and mould release time from 30 to 180 seconds.
Elastolit® Application Range
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