Patent Number: 6,333,105

Title: Molding material containing reinforcing fibers, method for producing molded articles using same and safety shoe toe cap

Abstract: A molding material comprising a reinforcing fiber 1 bundle evenly sheathed by a resin layer 2 and having an oblong shape with at least two lengthwise faces that are flat faces 3; and a method involving thermal preforming of a given amount of the molding material and placing the preformed material into a mold for molding through application of heat and pressure, affording lightweight high-strength molded articles, such as safety shoe toe caps, in high yield.

Inventors: Tanaka; Yoshiharu (Nyuzen, JP), Takizawa; Takato (Kurobe, JP)

Assignee: YKK Corporation

International Classification: A43B 23/08 (20060101); A43B 23/00 (20060101); B29C 70/04 (20060101); B29C 70/46 (20060101); B29C 70/10 (20060101); B29C 70/20 (20060101); D02G 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018