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Ultra-Light Carbon-Filled PA Grades Take to the Skies

With flexural modulus reaching 11 GPa, Xecarb SL composites are ideal for drones.

Xecarb SL composites are the newest Xenia Materials family of carbon-filled, super-light structural compounds developed in partnership with Arkema. The Xecarb SL composites family targets special applications in drones, UAVs, and cobots, as well as sporting goods.

With a flexural modulus reaching 11,000 MPa and a density equal to 1.00 g/cm3, the pioneer grade of this family was designed using Rilsan polyamide (PA) 11. This polymer is obtained from renewable sources and is characterized by an outstanding toughness at low temperatures and great resistance to stress cracking.

These new compounds stand out for their high ratio between tensile strength at break and density, presenting an easy processability together with an excellent dimensional stability and resistance to weather, UV rays, and ageing. The Xecarb 20-C15-SL grade reaches tensile elongation at break over 4% thanks to the intrinsic flexibility of the base polymer.

Xenia is an Italian compounding company, specialized in engineering and production of innovative polymer-based materials for the most advanced and challenging industries.

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