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.

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Innovations

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).

People and Appearances

PlastiComp and CEO Stephen Bowen Featured in Minnesota Business Magazine Article

The December 2014 issue of Minnesota Business magazine has a feature story highlighting the entrepreneurial culture that exists along the Mississippi River in Winona, Minnesota. PlastiComp and its founder, president, and CEO Stephen Bowen are one of five local companies and executives highlighted in the article.