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Xenia® Thermoplastic Specialties launches new range of supertough carbon fiber composites

New XECARB® ST family of carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites combines advanced lightweighting benefits with superior impact strength

Mussolente (VI), Italy, September 15, 2022 – Xenia® Materials, a global leader in thermoplastic specialties, has announced the introduction of XECARB® ST, a new family of supertough carbon fiber composites custom-engineered to close a performance gap in the market and provide superior impact strength performance.

“There is a growing demand for lightweight composites in various new markets, such as sustainable mobility and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), where we have identified a need for higher impact resistance than previously offered by carbon fiber reinforced composites,” says Cristian Zanchetta, Technical Manager for R&D at Xenia® Materials. “Our new XECARB® ST family meets these challenges while at the same time opening new opportunities for innovative applications in existing market segments, such as sports equipment, appliances, supercars and even additive manufacturing.”

XECARB® ST builds on the proven mechanical strengths of Xenia®’s successful XECARB® range, but shows significantly higher notched impact resistance, low temperature ductility and tensile elongation at break. With slightly lower density, the new carbon fiber composite technology offers these unmatched advantages together with further lightweighting possibilities. Major customers seeking to improve the impact and cold impact performance of carbon fiber composite applications are already evaluating the added potential for weight reductions, lower material and energy consumption, associated cost savings and reduced environmental impact.

XECARB® ST thermoplastic composites are based on selected polyamide matrix materials – PA66, PA6, PA11, PA12, PA6.10, PA6.12 and PA4.10 – addressing different mechanical, thermal and physical requirements. Standard carbon fiber content is 30 percent (CF30). The PA6-based composites are also available as CF20, CF25, CF35 and CF40 grades. In addition, the portfolio includes two high-modulus materials for enhanced flexural strength, and provides a wide engineering window for further customization depending on specific application needs.

“Beyond winter and mountain sports equipment from boots and running shoes to bikes, these new high-impact carbon fiber composites will help us reach into other markets and further expand our customer base in Europe, APAC and North America,” adds Enrico Mancinetti, Sales Manager. “Driving this growth, Xenia® Materials will also increase its European sales force with a strong focus on qualified local customer support and service.”

XECARB® is a registered trademark of Xenia Srl.

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Xenia Materials engineers and manufactures high-performing fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites and functional additives to satisfy the most challenging market requirements. With a firm commitment to innovation, The company collaborates with multi-national partners, universities and research facilities to share and develop its technical know-how in new materials and tailored solutions for customers in a broad and growing range of industries, worldwide.

Based in Mussolente (Vicenza), Italy, Xenia offers a wide choice of carbon and/or glass fiber composites as well as ultra-light structural composites based on dedicated thermoplastic matrix materials. End product markets include sports and agriculture, aerospace, automotive and transportation, oil & gas and alternative energy, building & construction, infrastructure & machinery and medical.

The company’s material and market experts are backed by a fully equipped Technical Center and a specialized Footware Materials Lab to support customers from co-design, material formulation and testing to modeling, simulation and prototyping. With a focus on delivering groundbreaking composite solutions, they help customers stay in the lead and accelerate the time-to-market of innovative new applications.

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