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W. Krolikowski, A. Spaay

Polyester-based sheet molding compounds (SMC)

Polimery 1999, No 11-12, 716

DOI: dx.doi.org/10.14314/polimery.1999.716


A review covering SMC, their basic composition (various resin types), fillers, and modifiers. Equipment and methods used to prepare and to process SMC are described with particular reference to short stroke polyester presses and to conditions of preparation and properties of moldings (Table 1). SMC applications are reviewed with particular reference to the automotive industry (Figs. 9a-f).

Keywords: sheet molding compounds, presses, thickening of polyester resins, processing methods, applications

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