F2X Optiform® – 1st Thermoplastic Syntactic


Optiform® F2X is the plug assist material to combine the toughness of engineering thermoplastics with the low thermal conductivity of a syntactic foam. Plug assists made from F2X will resist the chips and dings associated with production abuse while reducing mark-off and sticking of difficult to process polymers. F2X maintains the high thermal stability required to process today’s thermoformed polymers. In addition, F2X eliminates the machining difficulties of conventional syntactic foams. This product does not produce dust during machining and finishing of plugs.

For PP, PET Thermoformed parts:

  • Productivity + 5 % to 35 %
  • Reduce Thickness -3 to 15 %
Opti-form® F2X Plug Assist for Thermoforming Rod and Sheet

Technical Properties


Color:                                                                                                               White
Density(ρ)                                                                    44 lb/ft³                                                710 kg/m3
Thermal Conductivity(k)                                0.086 BTU /hr-ft-°F                                    0.15 W/m°K
Specific Heat (Cp) per mass                            0.43 BTU/(lb·°F)                                     1.80 kJ/(kg·°C)
Coef. of Thermal Expansion (CTE)                   33 x 10-6 in/in/°F                                60 x 10-6 m/m/°C
Compressive Strength                                            9,700 psi                                                 67 Mpa
Compressive Modulus                                             298 Ksi                                                   2.05 Gpa
Service Temperature                                                 356°F                                                       180 °C

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Application


OPTIFORM® F2X may be used in a wide variety of applications on sheet-fed, rotary, orin-line machines. It may also be used with most commonly thermoformed materials, and has proven quite effective with polypropylene and other polyolefins. With PP & PET we will give better productivity than any other epoxy syntactic. OPTIFORM® F2X is ready to replace other thermoplastic syntactic materials such as Hytac® B1X.