Bulk Molding Compounds (BMC)
Bulk Molding Compound (BMC) is a thermoset plastic resin blend of various inert fillers, fiber reinforcement, catalysts, stabilizers, and pigments that form a viscous, injection molding compound. Bulk Molding Compound (BMC) is highly filled and reinforced with short fibers. Depending on the end-use application, bulk molding compounds are formulated to achieve close dimensional control, flame and track resistance, electrical insulation, corrosion and stain resistance, superior mechanical properties, low shrink, and color stability. Its excellent flow characteristics, dielectric properties, and flame resistance make this thermoset material well-suited to a wide variety of applications requiring precision in detail and dimensions as well as high performance. The material is available in a broad selection of colors, and can tolerate powder-coat or water-based paint.
It provides some conductivity to provide anti-static properties for explosion proof components in mining, gas and oil exploration industries as well as in chemical plants.
It is resistant to food chemicals and cleaning detergents and hence can be used as components for food processing equipment.
Has increased resistance to chemicals used in chemical plants for pumps and armatures.
It is used in electrical applications requiring very high isolating properties.