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

PlastiComp Christens New R&D Laboratory to Continue Advancement of Long Fiber Thermoplastic Technology

PlastiComp recently completed a capital improvement project at its Winona, Minn., manufacturing and corporate headquarters facility which moved its research and development functions into a dedicated laboratory space.

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes PlastiComp with New Product Innovation Award for Hybrid Composites

Based on its analysis of the long fiber composites market, Frost & Sullivan recognized PlastiComp with the 2015 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation for our hybrid long glass+carbon fiber composites.

PlastiComp Expands Hybrid Long Glass+Carbon Fiber Thermoplastic Composite Materials Line

Hybrid long glass+carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites from PlastiComp provide the benefits of long glass fiber and long carbon fiber together in a single, affordable ready-to-mold pellet.

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.

People and Appearances

Teacher in the Workplace at PlastiComp

Local high school teacher Bill Braun spent a week at PlastiComp to learn about the workforce needs of local manufacturers as part of a Teacher in the Workplace program organized by the Chamber of Commerce.

PlastiComp Metal to Plastic Conversion Article in Appliance DESIGN Magazine

An article by PlastiComp on overcoming challenges of metal-to-plastic conversions through component design and material optimization is featured in Appliance Design magazine.

Composites World Article Highlights PlastiComp Customer

An article in the March 2016 issue of Composites World magazine features Piranha Propellers who uses PlastiComp’s Complēt MT long glass fiber reinforced composite to produce composite motorboat propellers.

Appliance Design LFT Article

An article on long fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites authored by Eric Wollan, PlastiComp’s Technology Director, is featured in the July 2015 issue of Appliance Design magazine.