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Complete LFT lines
Wednesday, 25 November 2015

alt Coperion, based in Stuttgart, is partnering with fellow German company ProTec Polymer Processing of Bensheim to supply complete installations for the production of long fibre reinforced thermoplastics (LFTs). 

LFT components possess outstanding rigidity with low weight and increased impact resistance. Compared to short-fibre reinforced thermoplastics they also demonstrate improved mechanical and thermic material properties making them suitable for higher stress und more demanding applications.

The production of long fibre reinforced thermoplastics is carried out by pultrusion, with glass, carbon, metal or natural fibres are mixed into a polymer matrix. Through the pultrusion process, the individual fibres of the strands are impregnated for a homogenous bond of carrier polymer and individual fibre r. Melting of the polymers and mixing of additives takes place within the extruder.   Read More >>


Welcome to Ecocomposites

The increasing replacement of metals and wood with composites is intrinsically environmentally responsible.
Composites allow structures to shed weight, and as a consequence have a big role to play in reducing both the use of petrochemicals and CO2 emissions
cross a wide range of end-use industries.

However, many other developments are taking place in the composites industry. They involve, for example, the development of natural and bio-based fibres and resins, along with cleaner and more efficient processes.
You?ll find all the news of this drive towards a greener tomorrow right here.

Adrian Wilson, editor

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