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The provider of prepreg composite formatting technologies and services, and the ThermoPlastic composites Research Center (TPRC) in Enschede, The Netherlands, announce that Web Industries has joined the TPRC.
As a member company, Web will leverage its experience formatting thermoplastic composites for compression molding and tape placement to accelerate ongoing and future joint development projects. Web was a key partner in defining the industry standards for precision slitting, spooling, and winding of aerospace-grade thermoset composite slit tape, and the company is a qualified prepreg slit tape provider for automated fiber placement lines. Web’s experience supporting multiple commercial aircraft programs has allowed it to build a knowledge base focused on bridging the gap between composite material producers, manufacturing machine companies, and end-product fabricators. The TPRC is an open innovation research and development center focused on advancing the use of thermoplastic composites in industrial and commercial manufacturing. Its member companies and experienced multidisciplinary teams conduct joint development projects researching new thermoplastic composite technologies and applications. Bringing over 25 years of experience formatting prepreg composite materials, Web will offer its extensive material handling and converting knowledge to the center and its partners.More information: www.webindustries.com