Shafts for snow shovels.
Our end customer Fiskars had planned to start purchasing our material for a composite shaft in one of their snow shovels next year, but due to the harsh winter, having resulted in bigger sales than anticipated -and thus Talent Plastics Göteborg AB – being to extruding company producing the shaft needed the material already now.
It is not the “typical order” that we have received. This case is a material for extrusion of the composite handles and its good feeling to being able to start up deliveries already this year instead of the original plan – summer 2011.
Fiskars is a leading global supplier of consumer products for home ware, garden and outdoors.. Fiskars products are known for their functionality and design. The group has a strong portfolio of international brands as Fiskars, Iittala, Gerber, Arabia, Hackman, Buster och Silva. The associated company Wärtsilä Oyj Abp is also an important part of the group. The turnover of the group the year 2009 was 663 M € and the number of employees is approx. 3 600 people. Fiskars – Finland’s oldest company, founded 1649.
The trend to use polyamid with increasing glass-fibre content has been going on for some years. Now the plastics business starts realizing that it is fully possible to widen the window of properties also for polypropylene based compounds the same way. Despite this –a PP with a short glass fibre content of 45% and above is still quite unusual. The material we deliver – a PP with 50% short glass fibres is not without complications to produce with satisfactory properties – especially a extrusion grade – with low flowability. Optimal raw materials, short glass fibres as well as tailor made production technology is vital at these high levels of glass fibre.
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