Creative Composites (Lisburn, Northern Ireland) reported on May 21 that it has ordered another state-of-the-art compression molding press for its composites manufacturing facility in Northern Ireland. The new press will be used to meet growing demand for high-quality composite components in the automotive, aerospace, truck, bus, and construction sectors.
Jonathan Holmes, commercial director at Creative Composites, says, “We are delighted to confirm that the company is expanding capacity by investing in a fourth compression molding press. The press will generate 1,500 tons of molding pressure and be capable of processing tools of up to 3 meters by 2 meters in size. The press will use the most advanced technology available within the industry and include innovative features such as an active levelling system. Another important feature is that the press has been specifically designed to reduce energy consumption by a massive 20 percent.”
Jonathan continues, “Creative Composites has experienced significant growth. We are well placed to meet current demand following a substantial expansion to our factory, and investment in this new press which is part of a larger expansion plan, will also provide opportunities for the future. We are expanding in markets including automotive, material handling, medical and aerospace and look forward to exciting times ahead where the applications for composites are endless.”
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