WINONA, MINN., USA — PlastiComp, Inc. announces a breakthrough in long fiber reinforced thermoplastic (LFT) compounding with the introduction of its advanced line of Complt® composite pellets. The new LFT technology solves several manufacturing problems by providing improved product consistency in a “single pellet” solution. Complet incorporates into one complete compounded pellet the total LFT portfolio including impact modifiers, additives, and colorants.
“According to testing conducted by our customers, Complet composite pellets deliver superior part weight consistency and aesthetics compared to competitive products,” said Steve Bowen, PlastiComp President and CEO.
Other LFT blending approaches, such as dry blending, can lead to segregation of the different pelletized materials during transport and conveying causing the molded part weight to vary by more than 5%. PlastiComp’s single Complet pellet approach improves the quality of molded parts, making them more uniform and consistent. Complet is also formulated to meet precise customer requirements.
“With Complet, molders do not have to worry about variation and our customers are already noticing tremendous improvements in the quality of their parts,” said Bowen. “PlastiComp is the first to introduce this important technology to the market.”
Complet technology can be applied to the majority of applications that traditionally were molded using dry blended pellets. PlastiComp’s dedicated and experienced team works directly with customers to define their ideal Complet pellet composition and to shorten their development cycles. Customers can purchase Complet directly from PlastiComp or from the global licensees of PlastiComp LFT technology located in Europe and Asia.
PlastiComp, Inc. focuses on developing and providing long fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite technologies to partners worldwide. These include ready-to-process reinforced long fiber thermoplastic (LFT) pelletized compounds, along with process development and manufacturing equipment licensing for LFT pultrusion, in-line direct long fiber thermoplastic (D-LFT) Pushtrusion®, and in-line direct glass mat thermoplastic (D-GMT®) technologies. PlastiComp’s injection moldable Complēt® LFT composite compounds are available as standard and custom formulations that combine long glass, carbon, and other specialty fiber reinforcement with thermoplastic polymers from polypropylene to PEEK.