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Phoenixx TPC Awarded Patent on its Thermo Brand Thermoplastic Composite Golf Shafts

02 April 2001

Phoenixx TPC, Inc has been notified by the US Patent & Trademark office that Phoenixx will be awarded the first of its patent applications to manufacture golf shafts using thermoplastic composite materials. Phoenixx TPC, a leading supplier of thermoplastic composite materials, is the first and currently the only company to have developed the technology to produce golf shafts from high performance thermoplastic composites. Phoenixx TPC is currently manufacturing and selling golf shafts using this technology at its Phoenixx Golf subsidiary in Vista, CA.
This technology applies to tubular tapered products of various shapes, including but not limited to golf shafts. The process patent awarded pertains to the method necessary to manufacture nonlinear tapered tubular products from high performance thermoplastic composite materials. Phoenixx has several other patent applications and disclosures in process pertaining to other areas of this new material and manufacturing technology.
David Park, President of Phoenixx TPC and co-inventor, explains, ""We were delighted to learn that the US Patent & Trademark Office agreed with us regarding the innovation of this new technology. Phoenixx is the first company in the world to develop the technology necessary to produce golf shafts from this new class of high performance thermoplastic composite materials"". Mr. Park added, ""There are currently over 8 pounds of thermoplastic resin manufactured in the US to every pound of thermoset resin, such as those used in today's regular graphite shafts. What Phoenixx has accomplished is to take the materials that are overtaking every other industry in the US, and the world, and applied it to golf shafts. This is the natural evolution of resin technology throughout the world"". Michael Buck, Vice President of Sales & Marketing added, ""We have found that the use of Thermo-Composite materials in golf shafts helps improve shaft feel and provides the golfer with a more consistent shot, improved control and greater distance. Thermo shafts are gaining in use and popularity and are now available through the Orlimar and Titleist custom programs, as well as through major distributors, such as Golfsmith International"".
In addition to golf shafts, Phoenixx TPC supplies its next generation Thermo-Lite thermoplastic composite materials into a variety of aerospace, military/defense, industrial and other sports applications.
Contact: Michael Buck, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Phoenixx TPC, Inc. Tel: 508-977-9501, Fax: 508-977-9502





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