Fiberglass-reinforced composite materials have been used for many years in a wide range of industries: aeronautics, construction, defense, electricity, medical, street furniture, boating, swimming pools, locksmithing, sports and leisure, telecommunications, rail transport, etc.
BORFLEX® designs and produces composite parts for all applications. We offer several types of processes to meet all requirements.
With proven expertise in the field of pultrusion, molding and machining of resin and fiberglass composites, BORFLEX® offers a unique and complete composite solution to best meet customer requirements and to respond to the constant evolution of a rapidly growing market.
The BORFLEX® Group produces composite parts for the construction, defense, armament, energy, transportation, electricity, building, locksmithing and railway markets.
BORFLEX® has always been committed to providing quality, consistent and safe parts to its customers.
The group can produce very complex small parts on request, with inserts if desired.
BORFLEX® can also veil the parts on request, in order to standardize the color, to protect the part and its users; this process is a guarantee of quality in the composite market.
BORFLEX® Composites specializes in composite solutions with proven expertise in pultrusion, molding and machining of fiberglass composite materials.
Third rail insulating cap (power supply)
composite tie plates for maintenance workshops
Scrubber beams third rail
insulating handle support for lock
special screw with insulating head
BUSES AND COACHES
Standard insulating profiles
parts for electrical cabinets
fasteners for conversion of
access ramps for ATEX environments
insulation profiles for doors and windows
gratings, ladders, footbridges, railings
SPORTS AND LEISURE
posts for safety nets for skiing
safety shutters for swimming pools
radome for relay antenna
Surface-to-air missile launch pad
solar panel mounts
refrigerated insulation panels
elements for insulated lift doors
lightning protection for wind turbines
covering of drinking water basins
railing system for various accesses
SOLID AND HOLLOW RUSHES
SOLID AND HOLLOW PROFILES
BMC compression moulding
BMC compression moulding
Bulk Molding Compound
BMC (Bulk Molding Compound) is generally a compression-molded blend of polyester resins, fillers and reinforcements in the form of chopped fibers (e.g., 20% short glass fibers) for use in high-volume molding processes.
BMC is highly filled and reinforced with short fibers: the proportion of glass fibers varies from 10% to 30%, with a length of between 6 mm and 12 mm.
The compound is hot-molded (130-150°C) by injection (mainly) between a mold and a machined steel counter-mold. The closing pressure (50 to 100 bar) of the mold causes the previously dispensed material to flow and fill the cavity.
The very short curing time allows for quick removal from the mold.
Advantages of the BMC
- - Two smooth sides
- - Complex shapes possible
- - High moulding accuracy
- - Low material cost
- - High moulding rates
- - Low impact of labour on part quality
SMC compression moulding
Sheet Moulding Compound
SMC (Sheet Molding Compound) is a semi-finished product made of unsaturated polyester resin, glass fiber reinforcement and mineral fillers. It is shaped by high pressure molding and can be used to manufacture parts in a wide range of industries. SMC is used for compression molding (often for larger parts with high mechanical resistance). It is a sheet of thermosetting polyester resin impregnated with long glass fibers (20 to 30% of the reinforcement), including fillers and a catalyst (hardener). The mixture is ready for hot pressure molding (a press is used for compressing at a temperature of 140 to 160°C and a pressure of 50 to 100 bars) in a closed mold.
Benefits of SMC
- - Two smooth sides, ready to paint
- - Large and complex shapes are possible
- - High moulding accuracy and good material properties
- - Reduced material costs
- - Low labour share
- - High production rates
RTM low pressure injection moulding
This process is called RTM (Resin Transfer Molding).
The reinforcement is placed in the gel-coated steel mold, which is then closed by the counter-mold into which the resin is injected under low pressure (about 5 bars).
The resin gradually impregnates the reinforcement. Polymerization then takes place without any external temperature input.
Benefits of the gtr
- Nice looking parts
- Sandwich structure parts
- Flexibility of workshops (organisation, layout) and flexibility of production
- Strongly limits VOCs (volatile organic compounds)
- Limited tooling costs
Formulation & Mixing
Extrusion & Pultrusion
Cutting and making
Examples of products
- Pool liner
- Moulded parts
- Machined parts
- Roller shutter door
- Guardrail profiles
- Structural profiles
- Special profiles
- Standard profiles