ARBOFORM® verseus other materials
ARBOFORM® is the ecological, aesthetic and yet sophisticated alternative to your plastics products.
ARBOFORM® offers plastics-specific processing capability which means competitive pricing and high accuracy for products so far machined from laminated wood, presspahn or MDF board. What is more, ARBOFORM® is clean by ecological standards, ensuring more environmentally sound manufacture and disposal than the above wood materials that use toxic glue binders.
As against expensive solid wood shapes, which, besides, are often made from Tropical woods, it is the fact that it can be freely and accurately formed that lets ARBOFORM® compare favourably with conventional, mostly rather plain wood shapes.
Apart from providing a pleasing natural surface, inexpensive refinement by adding real wood veneers, or even three-dimensional inlay work at moderate pricing is possible for most applications.
Comparing ARBOFORM® and Plastics:
|BULK PLASTICS||TECHNICAL GRADE PLASTICS|
|PE (LD, HD, LLD)||PP (unreinft.)||PS||ARBOFORM®||PA 66 (unreinft.)||WOOD (beech, across )|
|Ultimate stress, [N/mm2]||8 - 30||30 - 40||45 - 65||15 - 20||65||7|
|Tensile modulus, [N/mm2]||50 - 500||600 - 1700||1200 - 3300||2000 - 6000||2000||1500|
|Ultimate elongation [%]||100 - 900||bis 800||3 - 4||0,3 - 0,8||200|
|Impact resistance [kJ/m2]||o. Br.||20||13 - 20||2 - 5||o. Br.|
|Vicat/B softening point, [°C]||40 - 65||110 - 130||78 - 99||80 - 95||200|
|Lin. expansion coefficient, [1/K]||170 - 200*10-6||100 - 200*10-6||70*10-6||18 - 50*10-6||80*10-6||45*10-6|