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Menzolit® BMC 3100 Data Sheet

Thermoset Polyester

12% Glass\Mineral

Supplied by Menzolit Ltd (UK)

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Product Description
Menzolit® BMC 3100 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.

Menzolit® BMC 3100 is a special BMC suitable for the use in head lamp reflectors. Because of its high temperature resistance and dimensional stability as well as low coefficient of thermal expansion, complex shapes and good reflective properties can be made. Because of its temperature resistance the precise geometry of the reflector will keep its precise shape even at high temperature. It has found specific use in the field of reflectors for automotive head lamps but its use as lamp housings for household and office lighting equipment is possible as well.
General  
Material Status 
  • Commercial: Active
Availability 
  • Europe
Filler / Reinforcement 
  • Glass\Mineral, 12% Filler by Weight
Features 
  • Flame Retardant
  • Good Dimensional Stability
  • Halogen Free
  • High Heat Resistance
  • Low Smoke Emission
Uses 
  • Automotive Applications
  • Housings
  • Reflectors
Automotive Specifications 
Appearance 
  • Natural Color
Forms 
  • BMC - Bulk Molding Compound
Processing Method 
  • Injection Molding
Part Marking Code (ISO 11469)
  • >UP-(MD+GF)77<
Physical
Nominal Value
Unit
Test Method
Density
g/cm³
ISO 1183
Molding Shrinkage
     
-- 2
%
DIN 53464
--
%
ISO 2577
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 (0.0787 in)
 
UL 94
Features
Features may also be described by the following terms: Low Smoke Emission, Zero Halogen Content, Halogen Free, High Heat Resistance, Good Dimensional Stability, Dimensionally Stable.
Uses
Uses may also be described by the following terms: Housings, Housing, 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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