Optimization of production processes
Specific targeted influence on viscosity
High lubrication and release properties
Optimization of surface characteristics
High cost efficiency
Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) and
Bulk Molding Compound (BMC)
Construction parts made from SMC and BMC are an important market in the field of fiber-reinforced plastics. They can be ideally adapted to the most recent requirements of the processing industry.
Metal soaps, especially calcium and zinc stearates, can influence the properties of thermosets in many different ways. Metal soaps can help adapt the viscosity of molding compounds during processing, but also act as mould release agents during subsequent processing stages in the forming presses, thus helping to control and optimize the manufacturing process.
Additives for thermosets are often exposed to particular stress such as heat, external mechanical forces or wear and tear, as their main application is in the automotive industry or in the manufacturing of housings for electronic construction parts.