Our products are suitable for all levels of the manufacturing chain, from compounders to the hobbyist. Sunstrand also offers a number of services to better meet the needs of our customers. Contact us to see how we can help you with your application.

Fiber Testing

Using the ASTM testing standards Sunstrand measures individual fiber properties using tensile testing. The fibers contain the strength and stiffness, while the matrix binds the fibers into one cohesive unit and protects the fibers. Therefore it is imperative to understand the strength characteristics of individual fibers that are to be embedded into the matrix system.

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Materials Characterization

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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