Multi-End Roving

973 & 973CX1

ENHANCE SURFACE AESTHETICS AND PERFORMANCE

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.

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Performance Attributes

Default checkmark 532c0226933c1e8d3a627c06fe543a847c8fd37eb08cacd61b6a83b3fc0c769f Class A Surface Finish
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.

Applications

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

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

Availability

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

LABELING

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.



STORAGE

Unless otherwise specified, it is recommended to store glass fiber products in a cool, dry area. Ideal conditions are at a temperature between 10°C and 35°C and a relative humidity between 35% and 85%. The glass fiber products must remain in their original packaging material until the point of usage. If the storage temperature is below 15°C, it is recommended that the product be stored in the workshop, within its original packaging, at least 24 hours prior to use to help prevent condensation. The packaging is not waterproof. Be sure to protect the product from the weather and other sources of water. When stored properly, the product can be used up to 2 years from the date of manufacture, and retesting is advised after 1 year from the initial production date to insure optimum performance.

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