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Plastic with very high impact resistance both at very low and very high outside temperatures (-40/+130 °C)


  • P-DCPD is a material based on the reaction of DiCycloPentaDiene monomer.

  • The material is an unfilled duroplastic material, which is characterized by very high impact resistance.

  • The material retains its high impact resistance even at extreme outside temperatures of - 40 to + 130 degrees Celsius.


HOW is P-DCPD processed?

  • Processing takes place by RIM low pressure injection (Reaction Injection Molding) similar to a casting process.

  • The process requirements are both low in pressure and temperatur.

  • The use of simple aluminium tools is therefore possible.

WHY - USP's?

  • Our unique selling proposition (USP) is not only related to the material properties but also in its processing.

  • The production process offers great design freedom "Designer Friendly" for large and complex components.

  • The cycle time is on average 5 to 10 minutes, also possible to make in one tool multiple cavities, of different sizes and shapes.

  • The material is characterised by very high impact resistance.

  • The production process has a high repeatability, therefore it is CPK-compatible (process capability index).

  • The finished product shows excellent performance both at low and high temperatures ( - 40 / + 130 degrees Celsius).

FOR WHAT - which applications?

  • The large-area components manufactured in the P-DCPD process are used successfully, especially in applications in the agricultural construction machinery, truck and bus sectors.

  • The main applications are exterior trim and body parts.

  • Due to the excellent material properties, new markets (e.g. wind power industry) and new applications (e.g. electric charging stations) show great interest in P-DCPD.

WHEN - "Processing window"?

  • Based on a cost/benefit analysis, the use of P-DCPD is optimal for small and medium series (from a few hundred to 10,000 parts per year).

  • The process offers a good compromise between tool/equipment investment and component price.