Multi-End Roving

973 & 973CX1


973 family of products represents a compelling solution for Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) Class A & semi-structural parts where efficient processing, superior surface finish and mechanical properties are required.


Performance Attributes

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Default checkmark 532c0226933c1e8d3a627c06fe543a847c8fd37eb08cacd61b6a83b3fc0c769f HIGH MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
Default checkmark 532c0226933c1e8d3a627c06fe543a847c8fd37eb08cacd61b6a83b3fc0c769f ENHANCED SERVICE LIFE
Default checkmark 532c0226933c1e8d3a627c06fe543a847c8fd37eb08cacd61b6a83b3fc0c769f EFFICIENT PROCESSABILITY
  • Excellent Processability

    Proprietary sizing enables optimal processability in both SMC and LFI processes with: low static and fuzz, easy chopping without long fiber cuts, and excellent runnabillty with smooth unwinding.

  • Class A Surface Finish

    Excellent wetting characteristics allow lower sheet density, resulting in Class A surface quality in Low Profile SMC.

  • High Mechanical Properties

    Optimal adherence to the resin matrix, along with excellent wetting characteristics provide enhanced mechanical properties in semi-structural applications.

  • Enhanced Service Life

    Advantex® glass helps fight corrosion, enhancing service life compared to standard E-glass.



973 & 973CX1 products are designed to provide optimal mechanical and aesthetics performance in Low Profile Class A automotive and semi-structural heavy truck applications. Good surface finish can also be achieved in LFI applications with in-mold coating. (Image courtesy of Continental Structural Plastics, USA).

Low Profile Class A Automotive and semi-structural heavy Trucks.

Technical Information


Doff Characteristics
Product available worldwide — other Tex may be available upon request. Diameter (mm) Height (mm) Nominal Weight (kg)
Internal External
973 4400/4500TEX & 973XC1 2200 TEX - 280 to 355 260 to 265 18 to 30

Technical Characteristics (Nominal Values)

Linear Weight Of Roving (Yields) Loss On Ignition (%) iso 1887: 1995
2200/4400/4500 TEX (207/110) 1.88

Packaging (Standard Reference)

Each bobbin is protected by a plastic film (Tack-Pak™). Please do not remove film during use. Creel-Pak™ packaging is available upon request..

Manufacturing Region Product Layers per Pallet Doffs per Layer Total Number of Doffs Creel-Pak™ Pallets
Number of Ends Net Weight (kg)
North America 973 4500 Tex 4 12 48 1 to 16 1,470 to 3,240
Latin America 973 4400Tex 4 12 or 16 48 or 64 1 to 12 or 16 1,000 to 1,150
Asia Pacific 973C 4500Tex and 973CX1 2200Tex 3 16 48 1 to 16 864


Each bobbin has a self-adhesive identification label, showing the product reference and the production date. Each pallet has at least one identification label detailing the product reference, pallet net and gross weights, production date and pallet production code. The packaging system is designed to allow short term stacking of two pallets. When stacking two high, care should be taken to correctly and smoothly place the top pallet. It is recommended to use a plywood plate between the two pallets in order not to damage the lower pallet.


It is recommended to store glass fiber products in a cool, dry area. The glass fiber products must remain in their original packaging material until the point of usage; the product should be stored in the workshop, within its original packaging, 48 hours prior to its utilization, to allow it to reach the workshop temperature condition and prevent condensation, especially during cold season. The packaging is not waterproof. Be sure to protect the product from the weather and other sources of water. When stored properly, there is no known shelf life to the product, but retesting is advised after two years from the initial production date to insure optimum performance.


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Stephane Mouret