Skating goes all-terrain.
The chassis, "essentially a ski on wheels," says DuPont, must withstand repeated dynamic loading under the rider's full weight. GateSkate's testing shows that Zytel HTN51LG50HSL enables the part to meet the requirement exceptionally well, providing a combination of strength, stiffness, and impact resistance, regardless of atmospheric moisture conditions, according to DuPont.
Crucial to the resin's ability to meet chassis performance criteria, says DuPont, is the use of long glass fibers: Average fiber length in the molded part is several times greater than in standard short-glass reinforced thermoplastics. Thus the resin combines the properties of Zytel HTN with the benefits of long-glass reinforcement: improved fatigue performance, impact resistance, and surface appearance.
DuPont Engineering Polymers; (800) 441-0575; www.plastics.dupont.com
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|Title Annotation:||Plastics Applications|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Mar 1, 2004|
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