Fiberglass Chopped Strand Mat
Chopped Strand Mats consist of chopped glass fibers bonded together using either an emulsion binder or a polyester powder. The mats are designed to be compatible with unsaturated polyester, vinyl ester and a variety of other resins. Chopped Strand Mats are used as gel-coat backups and standard laminate reinforcements for most contact molding (hand lay-up) applications, including boats, surfboards, panels, tanks and other diverse applications. Their many excellent product characteristics have been used to provide superior performance in a broad range of end-use markets such as marine, transportation, recreation, construction, consumer and anti-corrosion.
Emulsion Chopped Strand Mat
Soft with excellent conformability, maintaining integrity during impregnation
Emulsion bonded mats are soft with excellent conformability while still maintaining integrity during impregnation. They have quick wet-through and wet-out behavior, good laminate translucency and mechanical properties.Typical end-use applications include automotive and transportation parts, boats, chemical tanks and swimming pools.
Powder Chopped Strand Mat
High surface integrity, dry strength when wet, promoting rapid wet-out in resins
Powder bonded mats have high surface integrity, good dry strength for handling (even when wet) and promote rapid wet-out in resins. They also provide excellent laminate properties including corrosion and blister resistance. Typical end uses include marine, consumer and recreation, construction, corrosion resistant and transportation applications.
TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS (Nominal Values)
|WEIGHT (G/M²)||LOSS ON IGNITION (%)||MOISTURE - MAX VALUE(%)|
|ISO 3374: 2000||ISO 1887: 1995||ISO 3344: 1997|
|225 ± 20%||4.5 ± 40%||
|300 ± 20%||3.5 ± 40%|
|450 ± 20%||3.2 ± 40%|
PRODUCT AVAILABILITY (Roll Characteristics)
Additional weights (from 80 to 900 g/m2) and widths (from 10 to 320 cm) are available upon request.
|STANDARD WEIGHT (G/M²)||STANDARD WIDTH (CM)||DIAMETER (CM)||LENGTH (M)||WEIGHT (KG)|
A roll is considered to be complete if it measures more than 70% of the nominal length.
PACKAGING (Standard Ref.)
Each roll is wound on a cardboard tube (internal diameter 101 mm) and packaged in an individual cardboard box, 40 x 40 (L x W); the height is equal to the width of the mat.
Nine standard rolls are packed vertically on a pallet, secured by shrink-wrap polythene. The pallet is wrapped with polyamide straps. Mat width Pall et dimensions Net pall et weight (kg)
|MAT WIDTH||PALLET DIMENSIONS||NET PALLET WEIGHT (KG)|
|(cm)||L x W x H (cm)||300 g/ m2||450 g/m2||600 g/m2|
|130||120x120x(130 + 17)||774||792||774|
Special packaging: Strips are packed in cardboard boxes or palletized, according to the quantity.
The mat should be stored in its original packaging in a dry and cool place. Best conditions are at temperature from 10 to 35°C and humidity between 35 and 85%. If you store the product at lower temperatures, please move the soon-to-be-processed pallets to the production area 24 hours ahead of time; remove part of the protective cover of each roll to prevent condensation.
You can stock pallets one on one with a plywood plank between the two.