With a 160,000,000-lb market in the automotive industry alone, sheet molding compound (SMC) has come a long way since its introduction in the late '60s. In the next few years, however, this versatile material is expected to nearly double its dramatic performance of the past decade with cars and trucks accounting for some 300,000,000 lb by 1982. Greater use is also anticipated in nonautomotive applications. This article describes new developments in sheet molding compounds. Higher fiber content and special fiber orientation enhance the performance of sheet molding compounds broadening their appeal for structural applications.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Morgan-Grampian, Incorporated

    16 West 61st Street
    New York, NY  United States  10023
  • Authors:
    • Vaccari, John A
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 35-39
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00195395
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1979 12:00AM