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Lightweight Composites

Parts made of new Progano sheet are lighter than aluminum and as strong as steel.

For new ways to make composite thermoplastic components, Profol performs.

Progano® lightweight composite sheet is an advanced fiber-reinforced plastic made of continuous glass fibers embedded in cast polypropylene. This new material helps automotive and other component manufacturers decrease weight, increase strength and improve production efficiency. The lightweight material also has applications in construction and a wide range of other industries. Read the news article about Progano to learn more about this exciting new technology from Profol.

New Progano Lightweight Composite Sheet

Lighter

Progano sheet has a low density that makes it 30% lighter and more resilient than aluminum.

Stronger

Progano is as strong as steel, and demonstrates more flexibility in crash tests.

Faster

Functional elements can be integrated directly into the production process, saving time and money.

Give us your toughest challenge. We’ll give you the best solution. Profol performance means more than providing custom composite solutions for automotive, construction and other formed component applications. It’s our promise to you that we’ll deliver technical expertise and innovation, provide steadfast customer support, and always stay adaptable to your changing needs.

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To learn more about Progano sheet, contact:

 
Oliver Rüsseler
+49 (0) 8055 181 130
oruesseler@profol.de

 

Applications for lightweight composites:

Progano sheet can be used in almost any thermoplastic application that replaces aluminum, iron and steel components.

  • Automotive door panels
  • Side crash protection
  • Bumper beam structure
  • Engine carriers
  • Automotive seat backrest
  • Automotive armrest
  • Trunk liners
  • Car battery box
  • Instrument panel
  • Scaffolding boards
  • Concrete casting boards
  • Drainage covers

Standard specifications:

E-Fiber: 2400 Tex / 17 micron filament
Polymer: Polypropylene plus bonding (coupling) agent
Composition by weight: 28% PP, 72% glass
Density: 1.75 g/ccm
Meter weight: 350 g/m² (single UD Tape)
10-layer symmetrical construction: 0°/90° – 4:1
Thickness: 2.0 mm
Width max.: 1200 mm
Length max.: 2000 mm
Color: Black