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THRIVE: Break Ahead with a Rule Breaker
As an essentially new class of thermoplastic composites, THRIVE is more than a replacement for your existing material. Instead, it’s writing new rules, setting new performance standards, and giving manufacturers a competitive advantage.
Tests and Research
In real-world tests, THRIVE exceeds expectations
The benefits of THRIVE composites are lab driven and real-world proven. We’ve worked with variety of manufacturers to conduct molding tests, with game-changing results. Consider the following:
- In an automotive interior part, THRIVE reduced estimated costs by up to 17 percent
- For an industrial bracket, THRIVE reduced estimated costs up to 30 percent
- For an office furniture leg end-cap, THRIVE reduced estimated costs by 30 percent
- In an industrial pump housing assembly THRIVE lowered weight by 100 grams (26%)
- In a food industry spatula, THRIVE increased flex modulus by 187,000 psi (102%)
Independent research shows advantages of THRIVE composites
A growing body of independent research supports the benefits of THRIVE. For example, a recent research study from the University of Michigan compared 30 percent glass-fiber reinforced polypropylene with 30 percent cellulose-fiber reinforced polypropylene in a high-performance automobile. There were significant advantages as a result of weight reduction in parts made with cellulose-reinforced THRIVE composites, which reduced energy consumption over the auto’s lifetime by 9.6 percent.
The study’s author’s concluded, “the cellulose-fiber reinforced polypropylene composite has overall advantages in energy and global-warming impacts compared with the glass-fiber reinforced composite.”
Customize THRIVE For Your Unique Needs
We offer THRIVE in a variety of grades. But no matter which grade you choose, you get the same great benefits: improved cycle time, less energy to produce, lightweight but strong, design friendly and environmentally responsible. Our technical specialists and scientists will work with you to determine the best option for your needs. Some of your customization choices can be found in the table below: