PlastiComp Logo

Consult with our LFT experts

+1 507.454.4334 | E-mail

PlastiComp Logo

long fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites

+1 507.454.4334 | E-mail

Long Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites for Profile Extrusion

Types of Extruded Profiles

  • Create lineals, fenestration products, and stock shapes with tailored performance
  • Economically produce high quality form factors that outperform metal, wood, or thermosets

PlastiComp’s expertise in applying long fiber thermoplastic composite technology to new markets has led to the development of innovative profile extrusion applications.  Just a few of our implementations include retrofit pipe liners and composite rebar.

Our structural, discontinuous long fiber-reinforced materials can be profile extruded to incorporate the performance advantages of long fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites with mechanical properties tailored to meet demanding application requirements.

Enabling you to produce form factors that provide higher performance without the complexity and cost penalties of making pieces entirely using continuous reinforcement or the interface and thermal expansion mismatch of inserting other materials.

Why Choose Long Fiber Reinforced Composites?

  • Dimensional stability to be used as substitute for metal or wood
  • Combined performance benefit by enhancing both stiffness and toughness of host polymer
  • Bridge the performance gap between low-performing chopped fiber-filled plastics and difficult to produce continuous fiber reinforced composites
  • Weight reduction eases material handling and reduces product transportation costs
  • PlastiComp can customize our pellet sizes, and resulting fiber length, to tailor obtainable mechanical properties to your application’s performance specifications

Reinforced Plastics Are Ideal Replacement Materials

In addition to being lightweight, plastics have inherent benefits that are desirable when replacing traditional metal or wood materials:

  • Resistance to corrosion
  • Low thermal conductivity
  • Electrically insulative or conductive
  • VOC-free processing

Plus, PlastiComp has the ability to incorporate additional characteristics into our long fiber composites:

  • Solid molded-in color
  • Built-in lubricity
  • Flame/smoke/toxicity compliance
  • Anti-static or ESD control

Benefits of Manufacturing Via Profile Extrusion

Low tooling costs and high production rates yield consistent quality products with tight tolerances and excellent dimensional stability which makes thermoplastic extrusion ideal for producing any element that has a uniform cross section along a continuous length.
Use profile extrusion processing methods to convert long fiber reinforced thermoplastics into:
  • Stock shapes
    • Rods
    • Tubes
    • Bars
    • Tape
  • Custom profiles
    • I-beam
    • C-channel
    • lineals
    • Fenestrations
  • Any fiber type: glass, carbon, and more
  • Any thermoplastic resin/polymer: PP to PEEK

Talk With Our LFT Experts

PlastiComp's long fiber technology experts can tailor an LFT material to meet your specifications.

Discover Your Solution

LFT Solutions

PlastiComp extends long fiber technology to achieve unique material solutions

Complēt Long Glass Fiber
Structural performance in polymers form PP to PEEK.

Complēt MT
Ultra durable for demanding applications.

Complēt Long Carbon Fiber
Reduce weight or obtain higher performance.

Complēt Hybrid
Cost effectively adopt carbon fiber performance.

Velocity
Improved flow fills thin walls or enhances surface aesthetics.

Multifunctional Composites
Combine reinforcement with functional performance.

pallet with pellets and paint brush

Product Literature

Product literature

Receive information on PlastiComp’s portfolio of Complēt long fiber solutions.

Three technicians

Talk to our experts

PlastiComp’s long fiber technology experts are ready to go to work with you.

Evaluation sample bag

Evaluation sample

No charge samples for qualified applications. We'll prove we're the right choice.

© 2019 PlastiComp, Inc. All rights reserved. PlastiComp®, Complēt®, and Velocity® are registered trademarks of PlastiComp, Inc.