Norplex-Micarta (Postville, Iowa, USA), a manufacturer of high-performance thermoset composites, reported on April 17 that it has begun offering prepreg contract manufacturing at the company’s Postville headquarters. This service can be used to enhance a customer’s manufacturing capabilities, or to augment existing capacity for high-volume production. Norplex-Micarta has already provided contract manufacturing services for numerous material manufacturers.
Norplex-Micarta uses state-of-the-art equipment for each step in the manufacturing process. Equipped with computer-controlled treaters, two vertical and six horizontal, Norplex-Micarta has the capacity to process materials up to 48 inches/1,219 mm wide. With the ability to resin impregnate substrates such as carbon fiber, glass, paper and cotton with epoxy, melamine, phenolic or silicone resins, Norplex-Micarta offers a variety of services to meet several application requirements.