Forj Thermoplastic Ribbon
The World's Strongest & Adaptable Material
Forj Thermoplastic Ribbon
Forj, formerly known as Braeon, is a high strength, lightweight plastic ribbon that molecularly fuses to itself in a matter of seconds. Simply heat, press and repeat to form the plastic into any desired shape. Once cooled, the self-bonding plastic hardens, creating a bond as strong as steel.
TENSILE STRENGTH: Over 1,000 lbs
WEIGHT: 20ft of Forj is Less than 1lb
How Does Forj Work?
- HEAT: Heat ribbon to 140°F or hotter to bend and mold Forj into desired shape. You can use hot water, a hair dryer, a heat gun, a microwave, open-flame or solar magnification.
- SHAPE: Once Forj becomes clear, the resin is hot enough to be shaped and adhere to itself to form a bond. As it cools and solidifies, it returns to white.
- FIX: Let your creation set for a few minutes. Once cooled, the lightweight material molecularly fuses to itself for a bond as strong as steel.
- REHEAT & REPEAT: If adjustments or additions are desired, simply reheat Forj. Forj can be reheated and reformed several times.
STRONG AS STEEL - We mean that literally. A single ribbon of Forj boasts a tensile strength of over 1,000 lbs
LIGHTWEIGHT - Forj is made from incredibly durable, lightweight materials, giving it a wide range of flexibility. 100 ft. of Forj weighs less than 1 pound.
COMPACT - Forj is available in a convenient tin, making it easy to carry. Throw Forj in your backpack before an adventure or store in a toolbox for future use.
MOISTURE RESISTANT - Forj’s base materials do not pick up any moisture and will remain waterproof.
MALLEABLE & ADAPTABLE - Forj’s molecules decouple, allowing you to mold, shape, and form into any desired shape. When cooling, the molecules recouple to create a high strength bond at the molecular level!
PAINTABLE - The chemical composition of Forj creates a surface that can be painted to match any desired color.
EXCELLENT IN COLD WEATHER - Due to the nature of Forj’s polymers, the bond between molecules and layers gets stronger as the temperature drops.
What Is Forj Made Out Of?
Forj is a true composite material. We have combined an ultra-high strength thermoplastic fiber with a low temperature activated thermoplastic polymermatrix. Basically the thermoplastic polymermatrix keeps the thermoplastic fiber in place.
As a fully wetted (complete bonding between the fiber and the matrix material) composite material, the final product is able to take advantage of the characteristics of each of the individual components - the strength of the fiber and the low temperature formability of the matrix polymer.