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Dutch Thermoplastic Components to Display CFRTP Composite Parts at the Composites Engineering Show

15 October 2012

Dutch Thermoplastic Components (DTC) will be exhibiting a range of high performance continuous fibre reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) parts at UK Composites Engineering Show at the NEC Birmingham, 9th -10th November 2011.   

DTC convert semi-finished fabric and tape CFRTP composite laminates into finished partsused in structural applications where low weight and high performance properties are needed.  They say the choice of physical properties offered by these types of high performance thermoplastic composites offer designers an excellent performance combination of high strength, toughness, creep resistance, corrosion and chemical resistance, good fire smoke and toxicity performance and, depending on the CFRTP material is specified, an operating temperature up to 260 °C.

DTC will display a selection of CFRTP composite parts manufactured for aircraft interior and fuselage applications such as system brackets, clips and intercostals, seating parts, electronic casings, ribs, stringers and inspection hatches.  DTC explain they have been supplying aircraft programmes for leading OEM aircraft manufactures such as Boeing and Airbus for over 10 years; increasingly small load carrying components in primary aero structures are being redesigned with a CFRTP, typically replacing aluminium and titanium.

David Manten, Managing Director of DTC commented: "The CFRTP composite materials we offer are suitable for a wide range of structural applications where low weight is a critical design factor.  In addition to the aerospace industry, we see many opportunities for other industries to redesign with a continuous fibre reinforced thermoplastic. CFRTP materials have low tooling costs and high productivity rates so are fabricated cost competitively. Being thermoplastics they are also easier to recycle."

DTC will be available at stand number 546 at the Composites Engineering Show.





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