Yearly Archives: 2014

PlastiComp Fills Long Fiber Performance Gap with Development of Hybrid Long Glass+Carbon Fiber Thermoplastic Composites

PlastiComp has developed an innovative set of hybrid thermoplastic composites that combine long glass fiber and long carbon fiber reinforcement together in a single, ready-to-mold composite pellet. 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 Develops Drop-in Magnesium Substitute Long Fiber Composites

PlastiComp has expanded its LFT composite pellet product line to include drop-in replacements for die-cast magnesium. The new LFT products duplicate both the mechanical and electrical properties of magnesium in injection molding or extrusion materials that offer up to 40% reductions in weight.

Plastics Industry Loses Icon With Passing of Roger F. Jones

Distinguished plastics industry figure Roger F. Jones, 83, of Broomall, Penn., died on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Jones was on board of directors and chairman emeritus of PlastiComp, Inc., a Winona, Minn., based long fiber thermoplastics compounder which he helped found.