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Syntactic Composite Foam


Syntactic Foam Plug Assist Materials

syntactic foam plug assist materialSyntactic foam is a  composite tooling material used in the thermoforming industry.  Syntactic foam is a rigid, high-strength composite of epoxy resin and hollow glass microspheres.  The material maintains its hardness right up to its specified maximum running temperature and exhibits excellent abrasion resistance.

Available in block, sheet and rod form, it is easily machined using standard shop tools and offers a lightweight, durable, and cost effective alternative to wood, felt, aluminum and Delrin.

Syntactic Foam plug material is engineered to address problems related to traditional thermoforming tooling such as sticking, deformation and failure.  Syntactic Foam plugs exhibit extremely low thermal conductivity, so they do not draw heat away from the plastic sheet, virtually eliminating the primary cause of plug sticking or fouling.  Syntactic Foam plugs are quick and easy to replace and are repairable if subject to minor damage.

Requiring very little warm-up time,  Syntactic Foam plugs are dimensionally stable, exceptionally durable and are ideally suited to a wide range of inline, sheet-fed thermoforming applications such as component manufacture within the food and medical packaging, aerospace, and automotive sectors. The materials’ versatility also makes it ideal for prototype tooling in many other plastic processes. 

We offer both 350° F (177 C)  and 450° F (232 C)  syntactic foam materials to fit your a wide range of service temperatures.  Please contact us for help finding the right material for your application.



Syntactic Foam 350 and 450


Typical Properties Syntactic 350 Syntactic 450
  US US
Coefficient of thermal expansion 21 x 10-6 in/in °F 16 x 10-6 in/in °F
Thermal conductivity 0.071 BTU/hr/ft2/°F/ft 0.095 BTU/hr/ft2/°F/ft
Specific heat 0.41 BTU/lb/°F 0.33 BTU/lb/°F
Compressive strength 8,300 psi 16,000 psi
Shear strength 3,000 psi 3,500 psi
Service temperature 350°F 450°F
Compressive modulus 320 Ksi 450 Ksi

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Syntactic 350 Rod - service temperature 350°F (177°C)


syntactic 350 rod

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**Catalog number changes with selection.











Syntactic 450 Rod - service temperature 450°F (232°C)


syntactic 450 rod

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**Catalog number changes with selection.











Syntactic 350 Sheet - service temperature 350°F (177°C)


syntactic 350 sheet

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**Catalog number changes with selection.





Syntactic 450 Sheet - service temperature 450°F (232°C)


syntactic 450 sheet

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**Catalog number changes with selection.






Syntactic 350 Block - service temperature 350°F (177°C)


syntactic 350 block

Catalog # Select Size With Price Price
SFB3060   6"H X 12"W X 24"L  Call for Pricing

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Syntactic 450 Block - service temperature 450°F (232°C)


syntactic 450 block

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SFB4060 6"H X 12"W X 24"L Call for Pricing

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Thermoplastic Syntactic Foam Plug Assist Materials

Thermoplastic Syntactic Foam is one of the toughest materials available for thermoforming plug assists on the market today. More easily machinable and able to withstand  the harshest thermoforming environments, thermoplastic plugs can help produce the most intricate designs with dazzling clarity. The exceptional properties of  this material will allow thermoformers to run their machines faster and hotter than ever before, cutting cycle times and increasing productivity.

Machining of this product is practically dust-free.  The ease of machinability allows it to be readily tapped for threaded inserts.  Our thermoplastic plug material is proven to withstand the most severe operational environments, while providing tough, long-lasting plugs that will need to be replaced less often.

Unlike  regular syntactic foam,  the thermoplastic material is non-toxic and no dust particles are produced during machining. No special ventilation, personal hygiene or flammability precautions are necessary .  


Major cost-saving benefits:



Thermoplastic Syntactic Foam


Typical Properties
Service temperature 350° F
Coefficient of thermal expansion 35 x 10-6 in/in°F
Specific heat 0.37 BTU/lb°F
Thermal conductivity 0.07 BTU/ft.hr.°F
Compressive strength 6,300 psi
Compressive modulus 408 Ksi
Izod impact (unnotched) 1.35 ft.lb/in

spec sheet thermoplastic syntactic foam

Thermoplastic Syntactic Foam Rod


thermoplastic syntactic foam sheet

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Thermoplastic Syntactic Foam Sheet


syntactic 450 block

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Araldite 2014 Adhesive

araldite 2014 adhesive



Catalog #

Size

Price

MPADHESIVE

200 ml

$109



Araldite 2014 Adhesive Applicator Gun

araldite 2014 adhesive applicator gun


Accurately mixes and dispenses two-part Araldite 2014 adhesive paste. Swiss-made dual-ratio manual dispensing system is clean, safe and easy-to-use.

Catalog #

Price

MPGUN

$399




Araldite 2014 Adhesive Nozzle

araldite 2014 adhesive nozzle



Catalog #

Price

MPTUBE5 1/2" Tube

$9

MPTUBE25 1/4" Tube

$9



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