Transforming Applications and Markets with Long Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Technology
- Thermoplastic compounder focused on long fiber materials
- Over 700 years of composites industry expertise
- Headquartered in Winona, Minnesota, U.S.A.
PlastiComp was founded 15 years ago by veterans of the thermoplastic composites industry who know how to incorporate the stronger, tougher, and lighter benefits of long fiber reinforcement technology into new applications and markets to create better products.
Using a partnership-based philosophy combined with a fully integrated approach to application development, we focus our expertise on developing and delivering innovative, made-to-order long fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite solutions to satisfy application specific requirements for structural performance.
As businesses have gotten more global, many have reduced the service component of their operations and focused on lean manufacturing. On the other hand, PlastiComp has boosted our support capabilities to enable us to offer solutions that provide higher value.
– Stephen Bowen, President and CEO
We manufacture Complēt® long fiber composite pellets using a proprietary pultrusion process that melt impregnates continuous carbon, glass or other specialty fibers with thermoplastic polymer matrices ranging from polypropylene to PEEK to achieve high performance. Our composite pellet products are formed into finished articles by processors using injection molding, profile extrusion, or compression molding methods.
For those unfamiliar with using fiber-reinforced composites to replace metals or under-performing materials, PlastiComp has capabilities to assist you from product concept through production. We provide single-vendor or à la carte options for product design, performance analysis, composite selection, composite pellet production, and processing into finished components.
Adapting long fiber technology to new applications and markets, especially when high performance engineering polymers or long carbon fiber reinforcement is required is our forte. It’s all about those filaments of fiber and properly deploying them to meet your structural performance requirements.
Our integrated approach overcomes metal-to-plastic conversion challenges by taking product design, material performance, and processing method into consideration to develop a custom solution that delivers a better final product.
Agility is one of our defining cultural characteristics; our team is used to working on fast-paced timelines while always remaining committed to obtaining our success by ensuring our partners succeed.
Sharing Our Expertise
PlastiComp’s team has a combined 700 years of composites knowledge, our design, material, and process engineers are always accessible to answer your questions and as our partner will be there to support you throughout your entire product life cycle.
We continually engage in new product and process research to expand the performance envelope and use of long fiber technology in new and innovative ways.
The high strength-to-weight-ratio of long fiber reinforced composites makes them an ideal substitute for metals or under-performing materials. They are widely used to produce lightweight and cost-effective structural components for aerospace, appliance, automotive, construction, defense, electronics, fluid handling, healthcare, industrial equipment, robotics, sporting goods, transportation, and other markets that require high performance materials.
Built For Success
PlastiComp operates two facilities in Winona, Minnesota, totaling 140,000 sq. ft. (13,000 m2) that comprise our corporate offices, technical development center, composite pellet manufacturing, and captive processing operations. We are guided by an ISO 9001:2015 certified quality system.
PlastiComp’s corporate headquarters, technical development center, and composite pellet manufacturing facility in Winona, Minnesota.