TP Composites upgrades injection molding laboratory

The expansion includes installation of a third injection molding machine, construction of four new test specimen molds, installation of high-temperature mold heating equipment, and improved temperature and humidity control.

Custom engineered thermoplastics compounder TP Composites Inc. (Aston, Pa., USA) announced recently that it has completed an expansion of its injection molding laboratory. The expansion and upgrade include the installation of a third injection press, construction of four new test specimen molds, installation of new high-temperature mold heating equipment and a new HVAC system for improved temperature and humidity control in the molding area.

John Tillman, manager, quality assurance, indicated that the new 50-ton Engel Victory injection press has been outfitted with the latest technology to enhance the company’s molding capability for high-temperature resins like PPSU and PEEK/TPI blends.

The molding laboratory supports the company’s ISO 17025-2005 accredited testing laboratory. Tillman mentioned that new temperature controllers have been added to a compression press which is also part of the molding laboratory, “The improvements we made to the Carver compression press are improving the quality of the thin films we produce on products destined for medical end-uses, allowing the quality assurance team to perform better inspections.”