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New Direct In-line Filament Winding Technology from PlastiComp Provides Custom Winding Solutions

WINONA, MINN., USA — PlastiComp, Inc., a leading technology company in the field of reinforced polymer composites, announces an exciting advancement in the development of direct in-line filament winding (D-FW) of fiber reinforced thermoplastic compounds. PlastiComp’s unique pultrusion process enables the company to introduce D-FW materials that offer improved benefits to customers at a significantly lower cost compared to competitive products.

“Unlike typical precompounded thermoplastic filament winding materials currently offered, our D-FW technology gives the customer the ability to completely customize their filament wound product by easily changing the color, fiber content, polymer, or fiber used in the process. The speed at which our process can be run allows the user the ability to significantly increase output, thus reducing costs,” said Eric Wollan, Manager of PlastiComp’s Technical Development Center. “A wide variety of applications can benefit from our innovative in-line filament winding technology ranging from sporting good products, such as baseball bats, to many industrial products including pipes and tanks.”

“Our new D-FW technology has created unlimited possibilities as customers can now take advantage of the freedom of formulation and processing speed that this technology provides,” said Steve Bowen, PlastiComp President and CEO.

Thermoplastic composite materials offer excellent strength-to-weight ratios and good resin uniformity in finished parts that are circular in shape. PlastiComp offers the full-range of research and development services relating to its direct inline roving materials including part molding, materials testing, formula development, data collection, and technology licensing.

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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