WINONA, MINN., USA — PlastiComp, a globally recognized leader in the long fiber thermoplastic (LFT) industry is thrilled to announce a compounding breakthrough in a translucent long-fiber reinforced compound. “Molded structural parts with translucent qualities lead to unique applications that require strength and optical transparency”, per Eric Wollan, Chief Operating Officer at PlastiComp.
This patent-pending TPU based product can revolutionize structural parts where see-through quality or contact transparency imparts added functionality. When molded, this product containing 20-40 weight % long glass-fibers, is smooth and translucent, while still maintaining the mechanical properties of a standard long glass reinforced thermoplastic compound. PlastiComp is now introducing this product to equipment manufacturers, as well as injection molders. “We are excited to add another innovative product to our product portfolio”, said Wollan.
These translucent TPU compounds offer advantages in medical devices, pumps, filters, power tools, sporting equipment, or anything requiring a see-through part-section.
Contact PlastiComp for a free sample of molded plaques or ASTM test-bars to see how it brings a clear advantage to your molded parts.
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.