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Scott & Fyfe launches Polymat FR for fire retardant applications

The new product is designed to offer fast resin flow, improving reliability of production when used with highly filled resins.

19th August 2014

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Fife, Scotland

Protective, Industrial, Transport/​Aerospace

Scott & Fyfe, a leading designer and producer of technical textiles, has announced the introduction of Polymat FR, an extensive chopped glass mat designed for RTM applications.

The product is launched as a new addition to the company’s successful Polymat range and it will be targeted at applications requiring the highest level of fire performance, like rail interior parts that must comply with standards such as EN 45545.

The product will be targeted at applications requiring the highest level of fire performance, like rail interior parts that must comply with standards such as EN 45545. © Scott & FyfePaul McMullan, Business Manager, said: “Early response from the market has been very positive and we are excited about the position this product will take within the fire performance composites segment”.

Improved reliability

The product is comprised of a 100% glass core, which is sandwiched between two layers of chopped strand mat. Typically, laminates will achieve up to 40% by weight glass ratio, allowing for high strength laminates, the company reports.

The product is also designed to offer fast and efficient resin flow, improving reliability of production when used with highly filled resins.

Scott & Fyfe

Scott & Fyfe has been designing and producing a vast range of technical textiles for numerous market areas worldwide for 150 years.

Based in Scotland, the company covers a variety of markets, offering product ranges that include stitch bonding and warp knitted fabrics, loop fabric for the technical and abrasive manufacturing industry, advanced glass fibre reinforcement materials for the FRP industry, woven fabrics for agricultural applications, and knitted fabrics and 3D spacer fabrics for the automotive industry.

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