12 March 2010
12 March 2010
Dutch Thermoplastic Components, a composite parts manufacturer specialized in advanced thermoplastic composites, has opened a new sales office in Oregon City, Oregon, USA.
Industry veteran Larry Stevens has been appointed business development manager North America. This new office places DTC in a stronger position to support North American based aerospace and other high tech industry with continuous reinforced thermoplastic parts.
Since 1999, DTC has been press moulding continuous fibre reinforced thermoplastics such as PEEK, PPS, PEKK, PEI and polyamides. Today DTC's main products are structural brackets and clips for aero-structures, small aircraft interior structure such as seating components and lightweight machine parts. The fast thermoplastic moulding technology that DTC uses, offers customers a lightweight and cost effective replacement of aluminium and titanium parts.
DTC is an AS9100 certified company and is qualified to manufacture and inspect thermoplastic composite parts for both Boeing and Airbus aircraft.
The Lanxess High Performance Materials (HPM) business unit presented a drone propeller made of short glass fibre reinforced Durethan polyamide 6 at Chinaplas 2018.
Haydale has supplied graphene enhanced prepreg for Juno, a 3 m wide composite-skinned unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which was revealed during Futures Day at the 2018 Farnborough Air Show.
Premium Aerotec, Faurecia Clean Mobility and Solvay have launched the research group IRG CosiMo: Composites for Sustainable Mobility, which will focus on the development of materials and process technologies to enable the high volume production of thermoplastic composites for the aerospace and automotive markets.