Polyamide VESTAMID® L
For many years VESTAMID® L grades have been used as matrices in composites with glass fiber fabrics. So far, they have been used in automotive, sports, and orthopedic applications. The newest development is their use in carbon fiber fabrics for Thermoplastic Composite Pipes (TCP) and Thermoplastic Composite Risers (TCR) for the oil and gas offshore industry.
Composites with VESTAMID® L as a matrix are processable at a lower temperature than with PPa and PEEK. Compared to these high temperature-resistant matrices, this represents an advantage, thus significantly shortening cycle times for mass-production.
Further general properties:
High impact resistance
High elongation and low abrasion resistance, even at low temperatures
Low water absorption
Good electrical isolation and dielectric strength