PlastiComp Delivers Long Fiber Technology in a Single Pellet
WINONA, MINN., USA — PlastiComp, Inc. announces a breakthrough in long fiber reinforced thermoplastic (LFT) compounding with the introduction of its advanced line of Complēt® composite pellets. The new LFT technology solves several manufacturing problems by providing improved product consistency in a “single pellet” solution. Complēt incorporates into one complete compounded pellet the total LFT portfolio including impact modifiers, additives, and colorants.
“According to testing conducted by our customers, Complēt composite pellets deliver superior part weight consistency and aesthetics compared to competitive products,” said Steve Bowen, PlastiComp President and CEO.
Other LFT blending approaches, such as dry blending, can lead to segregation of the different pelletized materials during transport and conveying causing the molded part weight to vary by more than 5%. PlastiComp’s single Complēt pellet approach improves the quality of molded parts, making them more uniform and consistent. Complēt is also formulated to meet precise customer requirements.
“With Complēt, molders do not have to worry about variation and our customers are already noticing tremendous improvements in the quality of their parts,” said Bowen. “PlastiComp is the first to introduce this important technology to the market.”
Complēt technology can be applied to the majority of applications that traditionally were molded using dry blended pellets. PlastiComp’s dedicated and experienced team works directly with customers to define their ideal Complēt pellet composition and to shorten their development cycles. Customers can purchase Complēt directly from PlastiComp or from the global licensees of PlastiComp LFT technology located in Europe and Asia.
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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Complēt Long Glass Fiber
Structural performance in polymers form PP to PEEK
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Complēt Long Carbon Fiber
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