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Menzolit® BMC 0400 Data Sheet

Thermoset Polyester

25% Glass\Mineral

Supplied by Menzolit Ltd (UK)

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Product Description
Menzolit® BMC 0400 is a bulk moulding compound based on unsaturated polyester resin. The product is glass fibre reinforced and contains mineral fillers. In case of fire the product doesn't melt, neither does it form droplets nor is smoke generation excessive. The material is injection moulded in heated steel moulds. It is recommended to work with chrome plated tools. The product contains no halogens nor any heavy metals.

Menzolit® BMC 0400 is a low profile DMC/BMC for automotive applications. It fulfils the requirements of the automotive industry regarding painted body panels including reduced C-emissions. For highest surface quality we recommend processing on mirror finish chrome-plated steel moulds. The material shows a high thermal resistance for on-line painting at 190- 200 °C. Adhesion of paint is excellent. The material doesn't shrink during moulding, it even expands. Therefore warpage is reduced and dimensional stability is excellent.
General  
Material Status 
  • Commercial: Active
Availability 
  • Europe
Filler / Reinforcement 
  • Glass\Mineral, 25% Filler by Weight
Features 
  • Flame Retardant
  • Good Adhesion
  • Good Dimensional Stability
  • Halogen Free
  • High Heat Resistance
  • Low Shrinkage
  • Low Smoke Emission
  • Low Warpage
Uses 
  • Automotive Applications
Automotive Specifications 
Appearance 
  • Cream
Forms 
  • BMC - Bulk Molding Compound
Processing Method 
  • Injection Molding
Part Marking Code (ISO 11469)
  • >UP-(MD+GF)75<
Physical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Density
g/cm³
ISO 1183
Molding Shrinkage
     
--
%
ISO 2577
-- 2
%
DIN 53464
Water Absorption (Saturation, 73°F)
%
ISO 62
Mechanical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Tensile Modulus (Compression Molded)
psi
ISO 527-2
Tensile Stress (Yield, Compression Molded)
psi
ISO 527-2
Tensile Strain (Break, Compression Molded)
%
ISO 527-2
Flexural Modulus (Compression Molded)
psi
ISO 178
Flexural Strength (Compression Molded)
psi
ISO 178
Poisson's Ratio
 
Internal Method
Matrix Crazing Strain
%
Internal Method
Impact
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Charpy Notched Impact Strength (Compression Molded)
ft·lb/in²
ISO 179
Thermal
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Heat Deflection Temperature (264 psi, Unannealed)
°F
ISO 75-2/A
Continuous Use Temperature
°F
Internal Method
Glass Transition Temperature
°F
DSC
CLTE - Flow
in/in/°F
ISO 11359-2
Flammability
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Flame Rating (0.118 in)
 
UL 94
Features
Features may also be described by the following terms: Good Adhesion, Low Warpage, Low Warp, Low Smoke Emission, Low Shrinkage, Zero Halogen Content, Halogen Free, High Heat Resistance, Good Dimensional Stability, Dimensionally Stable.
Uses
Uses may also be described by the following terms: Automotive Applications, Automotive Sector.
Automotive Specifications
This plastic material has approval for 1 automotive specifications from the following agencies (the number in parentheses shows the number of specifications for that agency): IMDS (1).
Available Documents
Processing - Injection Molding (English)
Processing - Injection-Compression (English)
Technical Datasheet (English)
Injection
Nominal Value
Unit
 
Mold Temperature
°F
 
Injection Pressure
psi
 
Notes
1Typical properties: these are not to be construed as specifications.
2Post Molding Shrinkage
 
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