25 February 2008
25 February 2008
PlastiComp has undertaken development of direct in-line filament winding (D-FW) of fibre reinforced thermoplastic compounds.
PlastiComp’s pultrusion process enabled the company to introduce D-FW materials that they say 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 colour, fibre content, polymer, or fibre 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 LLC President and CEO.
PlastiComp offers a range of research and development services relating to its direct inline roving materials including part moulding, materials testing, formula development, data collection, and technology licensing.
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