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European Pultrusion Technology Association – EPTA

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  • Germany

EPTA – The European Pultrusion Technology Association was created in 1989 by the leading FRC (Fibre Reinforced Composites) Pultruders in Europe and is open for membership to all companies and organisations, wishing to participate in promoting the responsible use of Composites/pultruded profiles and in the exchange of knowledge between members

The mission is to support the growth of the composite profiles industry by maximising external communication efforts and having an actively contributing membership.

Pultrusion is a continuous manufacturing process of linear composite profiles made of polymeric resins such as polyesters and fibre reinforcement such as glass fibres. Automated Pultrusion Production Technology facilitates today’s High Quality and Low-Cost demands by the market

In 2002 the European Standard EN 13706 was published.

The standard consists of three parts and specifies minimum requirements for the quality, tolerances, strength, stiffness and surface of structural profiles. It refers only to pultruded profiles for structural purposes.

The standard basically divides pultruded structural profiles into two classes:

  • E23 – having the most stringent requirements to quality
  • E17 – having more lenient requirements to quality

All members are bound by their own Quality Standards or project/product-specific approvals.

Since 2006, the Association has existed under the umbrella of the AVK – Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe e.V. in Germany/Frankfurt.

Membership is open to all participants in the sector so do no hesitate to join us !

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5G Smart Cities: Opportunities for Composites

4th September 2019 0 comments

Many drivers for the use of composite materials in the built environment such as high strength, lightweight and design freedom are well established, but an emerging factor which will favour their further adoption is transparency to radio frequency (RF) signals, according to a new report from the European Pultrusion Technology Association (EPTA).