Sunstrand fibers are compatible with thermoset and thermoplastic sheet and bulk molding compounds, as well as infusion processes. Our goal is to provide products that are drop-in replacements for glass fibers.

Bulk Fibers

Sunstrand’s natural raw fibers are available for feedstock in non-woven product lines. These fibers can be supplied by Sunstrand and blended by customers for their specific needs. These fibers can be blended with other thermoplastic polymer fiber such as polypropylene or polyesters to form non-woven mats, or formed into chopped strand mats to be used in thermoset infusion processes.  The resulting composite is light weight, high strength and cost competitive  The the inherent properties of the natural fibers provide acoustic absorption and vibration reduction. Typical cut lengths are 1½” – 4” but most any length can be provided.

Non-Wovens

Bamboo

Bamboo

Bamboo is a woody perennial grass requiring almost no pesticides, fertilizers or additional watering.

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Hemp

Hemp

Hemp is gaining a large amount of interest in the composite industry.

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Flax

Flax

Flax fiber is the original natural fiber being used in composites for linens and food applications.

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Kenaf

Kenaf

Kenaf is another bast fiber readily available for non-woven composite applications.

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Other Materials

Other Materials

Sunstrand can import and process other specialty fibers.

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