Multi-end Roving

ME1960

FOR LARGE-SURFACE SMC COMPONENTS

VERSATILITY FOR EFFICIENCY AND AESTHETICS

ME1960 multi-end roving represents a versatile solution for a large-surface of SMC (Sheet Molding Compound) components that require a combination of efficient processing, high mechanical, and aesthetic properties.

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Performance Attributes

EFFICIENT PROCESSING
ENHANCED PERFORMANCE
IDEAL FOR PIGMENTED PARTS
ENHANCED SERVICE LIFE
  • Efficient Processing

    Easy unwinding and chopping, flat lay-down, and uniform dispersion with low fuzz and static for large and/or semi-structural part molding.

  • Enhanced Performance

    Better wet-out allows higher glass loading (up to 65% according to a 2016 single customer data source) due to excellent wet-through and impregnation. This can be leveraged to further enhance the mechanical strength and stiffness of the composite part in complex structures.

  • Ideal Color (White) For Pigmented Parts

    Desirable product flow within mold at low shrinkage delivers a resin-rich white-color surface aspect with low-porosity which facilitates good pigmentation or painting of finished parts.

  • Enhanced Service Life

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

APPLICATIONS

ME1960 product is designed for the manufacture of large transportation components such as cab door skins for heavy-duty trucks, buses, and trains as well as home fixtures and other semi-structural general-purpose products requiring high modulus, strength, and aesthetics.

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Technical Information

Technical Characteristics (Nominal Values)

LINEAR WEIGHT OF ROVING (TEX) YIELDS (YDS/LB) LOSS ON IGNITION (5) ISO 1887:2014
2400 207 1.30
4800 110 1.30

Availability & Packaging

Other Tex may be available upon request. Please consult with your Owens Corning representative.

MANUFACTURING REGION PRODUCT/DOFF DESCRIPTION EXTERNAL Ø (IN) HEIGHT (IN) NET WEIGHT (LB)
Europe ME1960 2400 Tex 290 260 20

Each doff is protected by Tack-Pak™ packaging. Please do not remove film during use. Creel-Pak™ packaging is available upon request.

MANUFACTURING REGION PRODUCT DOFF Ø (IN) PALLET DIM. LxWxH (IN) LAYERS PER PALLET DOFFS PER LAYER NUMBER OF ENDS PALLET NET WEIGHT (LB)
Europe ME1960 2400 Tex 290 90 x 120 x 122 4 12 1 to 16 1,000
Europe ME1960 4800 Tex 290 120 x 120 x 122 4 16 1 to 16 1,220

Labeling

Each doff 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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