WINONA, MINN., USA — CPI, Composite Products, Inc. of Winona, Minnesota has become licensed by PlastiComp, Inc. to employ the patented Pushtrusion® technology in its molding operations. CPI is a leading molder of composite materials and will use the Pushtrusion technology to injection mold long glass fiber reinforced parts for structural applications.
According to Charles Weber, CPI CEO, “The Pushtrusion technology enables us to utilize Direct In-line Compounding on our injection molding machines which will reduce manufacturing costs and maintain or improve finished product performance.” Weber added, “This license is another step in growing the operating relationship between our companies.” PlastiComp CEO, Steve Bowen added, “CPI is an excellent molder and a real innovator in our industry.”
Composite Products, Inc. is a worldwide leader in the Direct In-Line Compounding industry for long-fiber reinforced thermoplastics. CPI serves industries such as automotive, agriculture, consumer electronics, and others.
PlastiComp, Inc. focuses on developing and providing long fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite technologies to partners worldwide. These include ready-to-process reinforced long fiber thermoplastic (LFT) pelletized compounds, along with process development and manufacturing equipment licensing for LFT pultrusion, in-line direct long fiber thermoplastic (D-LFT) Pushtrusion®, and in-line direct glass mat thermoplastic (D-GMT®) technologies. PlastiComp’s injection moldable Complēt® LFT composite compounds are available as standard and custom formulations that combine long glass, carbon, and other specialty fiber reinforcement with thermoplastic polymers from polypropylene to PEEK.