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Molded Fiber Glass Industries (MFG), an innovation player in the field of fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) composite materials and processes, announced the availability of a proprietary sheet molding compound (SMC) material with non-flammable properties.
Known as iNVENTA 616UL, the material received UL 723 approval from Underwriters Laboratories earlier this year. UL 723 is recognized as the industry standard for evaluating surface burning characteristics of building materials. Initially formulated for HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) system components, the attributes of iNVENTA 616UL are ideal for applications where non-flammability is important and greater than ten square feet of composites may be required. Newly mandated safety regulations are forcing manufacturers in many industries to retrofit or redesign their product components or housings with fire retardant materials. In some cases, making a material change is a tipping point to a major redesign that leverages the natural benefits of fiberglass composites in other ways - such as parts consolidation, sound level reduction, corrosion resistance and weight reduction. This activity is contributing to the current robust growth in the composites industry. MFG offers a number of proprietary UL-approved materials designed to various certification levels.About Molded Fiber Glass Companies:Molded Fiber Glass Companies (MFG) is a player in the field of reinforced plastics and composites, serving diverse markets with a variety of composite material systems. The company has 16 operating entities in the United States and Mexico, strategically focused to supply high value, high quality products and manufacturing services for applications such as wind energy, automotive, heavy truck, defense, construction, material handling and water treatment. The company is headquartered in Ashtabula, OH and is privately owned. More information: www.moldedfiberglass.com