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PlastiComp Introduces Translucent Long Fiber Compound For Structural Applications

WINONA, MINN., USA — PlastiComp, a globally recognized leader in the long fiber thermoplastic (LFT) industry is thrilled to announce a compounding breakthrough in a translucent long-fiber reinforced compound. “Molded structural parts with translucent qualities lead to unique applications that require strength and optical transparency”, per Eric Wollan, Chief Operating Officer at PlastiComp.

This patent-pending TPU based product can revolutionize structural parts where see-through quality or contact transparency imparts added functionality. When molded, this product containing 20-40 weight % long glass-fibers, is smooth and translucent, while still maintaining the mechanical properties of a standard long glass reinforced thermoplastic compound. PlastiComp is now introducing this product to equipment manufacturers, as well as injection molders. “We are excited to add another innovative product to our product portfolio”, said Wollan.

These translucent TPU compounds offer advantages in medical devices, pumps, filters, power tools, sporting equipment, or anything requiring a see-through part-section.

Contact PlastiComp for a free sample of molded plaques or ASTM test-bars to see how it brings a clear advantage to your molded parts.

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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