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Long Fiber Pellets Are Now Available from PlastiComp

WINONA, MINN., USA — PlastiComp, Inc. is now offering long fiber pellets to its customers, company President and CEO Steve Bowen announced today.

Using proprietary production technology, PlastiComp is offering LFT pellets in most thermoplastic matrices reinforced with glass, Aramid, carbon and other continuous fibers. Initial production is now underway at PlastiComp’s Winona, Minnesota facility, and additional capacity is planned for 2005.

“It is not uncommon to see both long fiber pellet and direct in-line compounding interest from our customers. Both processes have merits. Our strategy is to support the success of our customers with quality materials, technology and service,” continued Bowen.

Long fiber technology is not new to PlastiComp. From 1984 to 1999, Bowen was President and CEO of the Celstran business of Ticona. He formed PlastiComp in 2003 to meet the growing market demand for long fiber technology. Bowen has also worked with Ron Hawley, founder of Polymer Composities, Inc., Composite Products, Inc. and Woodshed Technologies. At PCI, Bowen and Hawley developed technology that provided the foundation for the company to grow into the world’s largest supplier of long fiber pellets. Hoechst Celanese acquired PCI in 1988.

“There is a natural interest for our customers to obtain LFT pellets from PlastiComp. We are the only global supplier to offer direct in-line compounding expertise, plus pelletized materials. We understand the business and want to be measured by the success of our customers,” continued Bowen.

For more information on PlastiComp’s LFT products and technologies, please call +1 507-858-0330, e-mail info@plasticomp.com, or visit their website at www.plasticomp.com.

About PlastiComp
Deploying a partnership philosophy combined with a fully integrated approach to application development, PlastiComp focuses its expertise on moving innovative long fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite technology into new markets and applications by applying long fiber’s stronger, tougher, and lighter capabilities to make products better. Ready to process Complēt® composite pellets for injection molding provide made to order performance by incorporating long carbon, glass, or specialty fibers with thermoplastic polymers ranging from polypropylene to PEEK for application specific structural material solutions.

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