Sheet Molding Compound Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) is unsaturated polyester (or vinyl) resin based, chopped glass fiber (usually 1 inch) or other fiber like natural fiber reinforced composite compound material. Other different functional fillers and agents like shrinkage additive, pigment, release agent, catalyst, etc are added to formulate it to be a stable, moldable material for producing various complex components. SMC has even longer fiber glass which strengthens the material for producing stronger, larger products. In some conditions, continuous glass fiber or even glass fiber mat is used to strengthen SMC material.
Light weight, superior mechanical strength, electrical insulation, fire resistant, corrosion resistant, heat resistant, weather proof, low shrinkage, stable dimension control, even material thickness, those varieties of special properties rolled into one, making SMC a most ideal material for making heavy truck/car body parts (Class A surface), indoor/outdoor cabinets for different equipments, molded door skin, various complex structural components for electrical or other industries.
Sheet Molding Compound (SMC)is widely used for producing electrical insulation, fire, corrosion, or heat resistant components, structural components in various industries like agriculture, automotive, construction, electrical, energy, HVAC, lighting, military, rapid transit, security, solar/wind energy, telecom, etc.
Usually you can replace metal, concrete or thermoplastic materials using BMC/SMC if you want to gain above properties or cut down costs.
Huayuan (HAMC) has over 22 years of experience in designing ideal and cost effective Sheet Molding Compound materials for customers from different industrials, for variety of applications. Please contact us for details and we are sure you will find your solution.