Mechanical properties High mechanical properties (strength, stiffness and impact), good strength/stiffness weight performance
Thermal resistant The HDT (heat distortion temperature) is higher.. Low thermal conductivity
Aging Good property retention over long term/high temperature conditions
Coefficient of thermal expansion Very low and very close to steel, which means a close and constant fit between steel composite.
Class A surface Surface profile identical to a steel or aluminum panel, online painting state-of-the-art
Dimensional Stability Tight and consistent part tolerances
Electrical properties Excellent electrical (insulating) properties.
Corrosion & chemical resistance Resistant to withstand the demanding tests. Corrosion resistance in aggressive environments, including solvents..
Fire & smoke Non-melting, no droplets, no dripping, keeps its structural integrity, flame retardant, low smoke density, low toxicity and no halogens. .
Weight reduction A part made of composites can typically be up to 25-30 per cent lighter than an equivalent steel part.
Customizing Fast customizing of composite to meet customers specific needs
Pigmentation Can be mass colored (pigmented) to match customer specification
Lower tooling costs Composite tooling cost is only 40% of steel stamping tooling cost
Design Flexibility Designers may combine functions in a single .Lower part costs and tooling costs. Design flexibility, thin to thick variable component sections (not with class A parts).
Different Materials can be Inserted Inserts can be integrated in the molding process.
Faster to market Project costs are lower with composite, speed to market is faster than with steel stampings because fewer tools are needed.