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Dubbed the Da Vinci R&D Lab by the company in honor of famed renaissance inventor and artist Leonardo da Vinci, the project provides an isolated environment for the firms’ smaller long fiber composite pellet pultrusion line and auxiliary equipment for...
Published on: July 7, 2016
Their hybrid products, which combine long glass fiber and long carbon fiber together in a single, affordable ready-to-mold composite pellet, are now available in polypropylene (PP) and engineered thermoplastic polyurethane (ETPU), last year they were...
Published on: August 27, 2015
ProTec, which previously distributed these systems exclusively as a sales partner, has now taken over PolymersNet assets. In addition to patents, experts and the supply chain, these include the LFT production line that had been used up to now for process...
Published on: July 21, 2015
A unique screw shape, glass fiber feed method and other proprietary innovations eliminate the need for kneaded pellets (compound), enabling significant reductions in manufacturing costs. The new system will be marketed with an eye on promoting its...
Published on: March 4, 2015
A dedicated specialty production line will be added at the company’s existing Avon Lake, Ohio production facility and will be fully operational by the end of February 2015.PolyOne’s robust glass- and carbon fiber-filled formulations retain aesthetic...
Published on: February 20, 2015
The new products expand the performance range of long fiber material options available to product designers while offering a cost effective avenue to adopt the high performance capabilities of carbon fiber.“PlastiComp’s new hybrid long glass+carbon fiber...
Published on: October 1, 2014
Research at the Fraunhofer Project Center (FPC) in London, Ontario, is focused on the area of fiber composites in lightweight construction. The FPC works in close collaboration with both Western University and the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical...
Published on: February 12, 2014
Central to this partnership is DSM’s commitment to sustainability—in this case with its EcoPaXX polyamide 410, 70% derived from renewable resources—and PlastiComp’s expertise in LFT composites design and manufacturing. Initial compounding, molding and...
Published on: October 4, 2013
The tape layup technology facilitates the manufacture of components made from continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastics based on uni-directional fiber tapes (UD fiber tapes). Such components are of major interest to both the aviation industry and in the...
Published on: September 16, 2013
DR. ELMARWITTEN, MANAGING DIRECTOR, AVK, (INDUSTRIEVEREINIGUNG VERSTÄRKTE KUNSTSTOFFE) [FEDERATION OF REINFORCED PLASTICS](Published on February-March 2010 – JEC Magazine  #55)   This highly heterogeneous market necessitates a differentiated view; not all...
Published on: February 3, 2011