At LyondellBasell, we understand your need for weight reduction, parts consolidation, cost reduction, high-volume production, specialization and processing ease. We can help you meet those challenges efficiently and effectively – either by drawing on one of our proven, robust solutions or by customizing something from our broad portfolio to meet your unique needs.
Quantum Engineered Structural Composites (Quantum ESC)
Our proprietary materials enable design flexibility so you can produce complex, three-dimensional parts cost-effectively at a lower cost than parts fabricated with traditional materials such as other composites or metals.
Bulk Molding Compounds (BMC)
For excellent flow in high-precision applications, consider our bulk molding compounds. Available in a variety of colors, they offer tight dimensional control and high dielectric strength, along with flame, corrosion and stain resistance.
These highly filled compounds are reinforced with relatively short fibers and are available in either bulk form or extruded into rope or billets. BMCs are an excellent choice for compression, transfer and injection-molding applications.
Sheet Molding Compounds (SMC)
For compression-molding applications that need excellent physical, thermal, flame and chemical resistant properties, our sheet-molding compounds are an excellent choice.
The materials allow for a wide range of glass percentages (10-55%) to be incorporated into the matrix. SMCs are also available in a wide range of colors and can be color matched.
Thick Molding Compounds (TMC)
Thick Molding Compounds may be the answer if you need to combine the excellent flow properties of bulk molding compounds with the excellent mechanical properties of sheet molding compounds or if you need strong parts with complex shapes.
TMCs work well for both compression and injection-molding applications but because they are up to six times thicker than typical sheet molding compounds, larger parts that are typically compression molded can be injection molded instead.