Easy to Use, More Productive—Plus Environmentally Responsible
THRIVE composites can be easily injection molded, and parts made with THRIVE are:
More productive and economical
THRIVE melts and is highly moldable at significantly lower melt temperatures than other composites, requiring less energy to produce and much faster cooling times. These features significantly reduce overall part costs while significantly improving manufacturing productivity.
The cellulose fibers in THRIVE have a lower specific gravity than other common reinforcement materials yet provide the strength and resilience found in trees. Some manufacturers have reduced part weight by as much as 15 percent versus previous composite options
THRIVE gives you more options than ever before, including:
- Stronger knit lines and improved over-molded bond strength with TPEs, Complete or partial fiber dispersion,
- No surface sink in parts with many ribs and bosses, and
- A range of color choices and recycled plastic options.
THRIVE is a tree-based bio-composite that can improve your environmental footprint by replacing less sustainable alternatives (such as glass fibers), reducing energy consumption, and lowering the final weight of your finished components. What’s more, we offer new grades using recycled base polymers, and THRIVE itself can be reground and used again and again without a significant loss of mechanical properties due to the unique three-dimensional structure of International Paper’s fiber molecules.