PlastiComp in the news

As industry leaders in long-fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites, we are continuously engaged in research and development, innovating new technologies and high-performance materials that we then bring to our partner-customers. We are also active participants in industry events.

Read more about our technology news and industry involvement.

Innovations

Enhanced Surface Appearance Distinguishes PlastiComp’s Velocity Series of Long Fiber Reinforced Nylon Composites

PlastiComp recently revealed the enhanced aesthetic capabilities of its Velocity high flow nylon long fiber reinforced composites. The products simplify the injection molding of high fiber content LFT components by more easily producing the smooth, fiber-free finish desired on external surfaces.

PlastiComp Part of Composites Research Consortium Announced by President Obama

PlastiComp is among organizations partnering with the U.S. Department of Energy in its Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation. The IACMI will engage in research and development focused on lowering the cost of advanced fiber reinforced polymer composites as well as efficient manufacturing and recycling processes.

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.

People and Appearances

JEC Europe 2015 – March10-12 in Paris

PlastiComp will be at JEC Europe 2015, March 10-12 in Paris, France. To meet and discuss opportunities for long fiber reinforced thermoplastics composites, contact Technical Director Eric Wollan or President Steve Bowen.

Tim Earley Joins PlastiComp as New Business Development and Sales Manager

Tim Earley has joined PlastiComp as New Business Development and Sales Manager. Earley brings over 35 years of experience in the plastics industry to PlastiComp and will work with brand OEMs and plastic processors to develop long fiber applications.

PlastiComp Promotes Wollan to Technical Director

PlastiComp has promoted Eric Wollan to Technical Director. In this position, Wollan will manage PlastiComp’s teams responsible for composite material development and application design involving the firms LFT products and services.