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PlastiComp News & Innovations 2011-2004

PlastiComp LFT Compounds for EMI Shielding

PlastiComp, Inc., has formulated long-fiber thermoplastic materials (LFT) that provide up to 70 dB shielding in the megahertz and higher frequency ranges. These materials were developed for parts and enclosures in consumer electronics.

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PlastiComp Offers D-GMT, “No Sheet”

PlastiComp has expanded the versatility of the Pushtrusion Direct In-line Compounding technology beyond injection molding and is now able to offer customers a D-LFT (Direct Long Fiber Technology) compression molding solution. The Pushtrusion D-LFT system produces hot charges of customized fiber reinforced compound that can be transferred to the compression press and immediately pressed into finished parts, eliminating the need for GMT sheet.

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PlastiComp Delivers Long Fiber Technology in a Single Pellet

PlastiComp announces a breakthrough in long fiber reinforced thermoplastic (LFRT) compounding with the introduction of its advanced line of Complet® composite pellets. The new LFRT technology solves several manufacturing problems by providing improved product consistency in a “single pellet” solution. Complet incorporates into one complete compounded pellet the total LFRT portfolio including impact modifiers, additives, and colorants.

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PlastiComp Expands LFT Pellet Capacity

Increasing customer demand for Complet® long fiber reinforced pellets provides expansion opportunities for PlastiComp. The new LFT pellet line will increase the company’s annual pellet capacity with an additional 3-5 million pounds. Based on PlastiComp’s rate of growth, the company has planned similar expansion for each of the next several years.

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Complet Capacity Increased at PlastiComp

PlastiComp announces an additional compounding line for Complet long fiber reinforced thermoplastic molding pellets in response to growing interest from customers who value our unique approach to materials technology. The new production line for Complet pellets boosts site capacity by 3 million pounds per year and provides versatility to quickly respond to unique requests and reduce lead times to less than 10 days.

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Long Fiber Pellets Are Now Available from PlastiComp

Using proprietary production technology, PlastiComp, Inc. is offering LF 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.

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PlastiComp's Capabilities

Solution Partnerships
We work with you to design and make your products better

Custom Composites
We produce materials to your performance and design needs

Design & Analysis
We work with you to concept and ensure your parts perfom.

Processing & Forming
Quickly develop and maximizie long fiber’s benefits.

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.

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