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.

Chopped Strand Mat

Natural fiber Chopped Strand Mats (CSM) are great for cosmetic layers in laminate composites or anywhere transverse isotropy is useful. CSM is typically supplied in a fabric like roll form where the fibers are randomly oriented, and held together with a resin specific binder. CSM is typically used in laminate composites with thermoset resin systems in applications such as boats, wind turbine blades and molds. Formation densities and areal weights can be easily customized to manufacturer specifications. Sunstrand’s CSM architecture is compatible with Sheet Molding Compound (SMC), a high volume, rapid thermoset polymer manufacturing technique used in large plastic parts such as automobile cargo mats, lunch trays, agriculture and heavy-duty truck body panels.

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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