Click to View Enlarge VIZEBH manufactures Sheet Moulding Compounds (SMC) that are primarily used in compression moulding. VIZEBH offers SMCs that are suitable for moulding a wide range of parts from very small to very large, from flat panel to very complex shapes. Through our Engineered Solutions, SMCs are tailored to specific customer needs providing part performance as well as manufacturing efficiency. The pliable sheet allows enough body for handling and cutting but enough rigidity for manual charge building or automation.
The SMC manufacturing process allows glass percentages from 15% to 65% to be incorporated into the matrix. The glass length can also be increased up to 2" vs. a BMC that may range between 1/8" and 1/2". SMC also offers the possibility of continuous strand or matte. SMC's come in a wide range of colours and can often be colour matched. SMC's have excellent physical, thermal, flame and chemical resistance properties.
As with other thermosets, SMC is a mixture of polymer resin, inert fillers, fiber reinforcement, catalysts, pigments, stabilizers, release agents, and thickeners. Manufacturing of SMC is a continuous in-line process. The base components of liquids and solids (paste) are bulk mixed and continuously metered onto to the surface of a carrier/barrier film, coating the film surface. Two mirror imaged metering stations operate simultaneously. One of the paste-coated carrier films are then layered with chopped fibers. The 2 carrier webs, paste & fiber are then brought together in the compaction section, where the sandwich-like layered components are kneaded into one homogenous compound sheet. The sheet is then fan folded into a container and stored in a controlled environment where maturation takes place, on its way to a specified viscosity.
SMC applications are wide-ranging in the Transportation & Automotive, Electrical & Energy, Building & Construction, Industrial, Service, Sanitary, Domestic and Medical markets.
SMC Product Overview
Our VIZEBH SMC products are adaptable to your needs. All our formulations are designed according to your specific requirements.
Markets: - T&A – Transport & Automotive II E&E: - Electrical & Energy II B&C: - Building & construction II OTH: - Other
|Acoustic||Better acoustic damping properties|
|Antistatic||Conductive materials with antistatic properties for explosion proof parts|
|Arc Resistance||Applications requiring arc resistance|
|Carbon Fibre||With chopped carbon fibres for light weight structural parts with high mechanical properties|
|Chemical||Increased resistance to most chemical agents|
|Class A||Excellent surface quality for painted body panels|
|Dielectric||Materials with specific dielectrically properties|
|Finish||Special appearance effects: granite, marble, stone, etc.|
|Flame Resistant||Formulations designed to meet your required flame retardancy. UL "Yellow Cards" available.|
|Flow||Better flow properties during the moulding process to fill intricate parts|
|Food Contact||Food contact applications|
|High Temperature||High temperature stability for applications requiring high service temperature|
|Hydrolysis||Increased hydrolysis resistance|
|Low Density||Reducing the weight of the parts|
|Low Emission||Low emission of volatile organic components|
|Low Shrink||Parts requiring precise tolerances for mounting of various components|
|Low Profile||Parts requiring very precise tolerances for mounting of various components|
|Low Pressure||Applications requiring moulding at low press tonnage|
|Low Smoke Emission||Formulations designed to meet low smoke emission requirements|
|Paintable||Materials adapted to all painting processes|
|Reactive||High reactivity to improve cycle time|
|Resistance||Applications requiring high mechanical performance|
|Surface||Applications requiring excellent surface quality|
|Unidirectional||High strength with unidirectional reinforcement to strengthen especially the fibre direction|
|UV stable||Enhanced UV resistance|
|Other||Tell us your required key properties and we will design the specific formulation to meet them|