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.
PlastiComp and Xenia Partner to Develop Applications for Carbon Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites
PlastiComp and Xenia announced they have entered into a strategic partnership. As part of the partnership, Xenia will develop innovative solutions based on PlastiComp’s Complēt long carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites for the European market.
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.
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.
Visit PlastiComp Sept. 9-11 at SPE’s ACCE in Detroit
PlastiComp will delivering a presentation on hybrid long glass+carbon fiber thermoplastic composites at the Society of Plastics Engineers’ (SPE) annual Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition (ACCE) being held in Novi, Mich., from Sept. 9 to 11.