Benefits of S²PC®
The sunflower fibers allow you to reduce your cycle times significantly due to a better heat dissipation. Reductions up to 45 % have been achieved.
Sunflower fibers have lower specific denity as traditional filler such as mineral fillers or glass fibers. The overall compound can be about 20 % lower in weight.
No mould redesign is required for optimum processing.
The fiber are derived from sunflower seed hulls and are used up to 50 % by weight in our compounds. This helps to reduce your carbon footprint.
The combination of processing advantages and material cost allows you to reduce your part cost.
Fun Facts Sunflowers
The world production of sunflower seeds is about 40 million tons per year. The top 5 producing countries in the World:
- EU 27
- Russian Federation
The European-27 sunflower seed production is about 9 million tons per year. The top sunflower seed producing countries in the Europe-27:
The sunflower is … not a flower
but the flower head is actually made of many tiny flowers called florets. Central florets look like the center of a normal flower while the outer florets look like yellow petals and together they make up a “false flower”.
Sunflowers are excellent mathematicians
The flowers within a sunflower head are clustered in a spiral pattern whereby each floret is oriented towards the next by the golden angle of 137.5°. This produces a pattern of interconnecting spirals. The number of left and right spirals are consecutive Fibonacci numbers. Normally there are 34 spirals in one direction and 55 in the other direction.
The tallest sunflower ever
According the Guinness World Record is 8.23 meter .The sunflower was spotted in Germany in 2012.
Sunflowers travel around the world
Sunflowers originate from North America. 5000 years ago it was first cultivated. The Spanish brought the seeds back to Europe. Tsar Peter the Great introduced the sunflower and it’s oils to Russia. Russia was awash by sunflowers. By 1830 the highly cultivated crop was brought back to North America.