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1. (WO2000062961) REINFORCED PROFILE EXTRUSION ARTICLES AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME

Pub. No.:    WO/2000/062961    International Application No.:    PCT/US2000/006442
Publication Date: Oct 26, 2000 International Filing Date: Apr 4, 2000
IPC: C08K 7/00
Applicants: MAGNA INTERNATIONAL OF AMERICA, INC.
WILSON, Phillip, S.
Inventors: WILSON, Phillip, S.
Title: REINFORCED PROFILE EXTRUSION ARTICLES AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME
Abstract:
A reinforced continuous molded article which is equally reinforced in all aspects is suitable for molding into automobile exterior trim. The article comprises at least one thermoplastic, having essentially homogeneously mixed therein about 2 % to about 15 % by volume reinforcing particles having one or more layers of 0.7 nm-1.2 nm thick platelets, wherein more than about 50 % of the reinforcing particles are less than about 20 layers thick. A method of producing reinforced articles comprising these reinforcing particles is also disclosed. Optionally, such articles may have embossed surfaces or may have a decorative film laminated thereto.