08 November 2016
08 November 2016
As of 1 November 2016, Vaupell SB Aero has joined the ThermoPlastic composites Research Center (TPRC) as a Tier 1 member.
Vaupell SB Aero, a business unit of Sumitomo Bakelite (SB), will collaborate with TPRC, its industrial members and leading universities to accelerate scientific and technological developments for new applications of thermoplastic composites in aerospace, automotive and other value chains.
Vaupell SB Aero explains that it designs, engineers, and produces custom, high performance engineered plastics and composite components and assemblies for demanding applications. It describes itself as a global market leader in plastic components and assemblies for aircraft interiors and structures while also serving the broader aerospace, defense markets. In addition to parts, Vaupell SB Aero has a wide variety of aerospace focused materials and intermediates in the portfolio, such as composite panels, thermoformable thermoplastic sheet, decorative film and long fibre mouldable thermoplastic composite materials.
Henny van Dijk, Managing Executive Officer of Vaupell SB Aero is looking forward to the partnership with the TPRC, “Thermoplastic composite technology, in materials as well as parts, is instrumental to the future success of Vaupell SB Aero. It is exciting to be part of this team, this diverse group, united in their commitment to thermoplastic composites.”
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