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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.
Basalt Fiber Reinforced Composites Added to PlastiComp’s Complēt Long Fiber Product Portfolio
PlastiComp, Inc., announced that it has introduced a line of basalt fiber reinforced long fiber thermoplastic (LFT) composites. These new LFT products offer a significant increase in performance over short basalt fiber filled materials and are available in multiple resins matrices with 30-60% by weight fiber loadings.
PlastiComp Adds LFT Pultrusion Line Dedicated to Manufacturing Carbon-Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics
PlastiComp has recently commissioned a new pultrusion compounding line dedicated to producing carbon-fiber reinforced LFT composite compounds at its Winona, Minn., manufacturing and corporate headquarters location.
New High Flow Long-Fiber Thermoplastic Composite Compounds From PlastiComp
PlastiComp’s proprietary high flow formulas enable molders to achieve cycle time reductions up to 25% along with injection pressure reductions of up to 40% in thin wall parts (less than 0.100”). Flow lengths in thin wall parts can also be increased by as much as 30% (based on spiral flow data).