Vaupell | SB Aero joins TPRC as new Tier 1 member

The TPRC is an open innovation center dedicated to research and development of thermoplastic composites.

Vaupell | SB Aero, (Seattle), a business unit of Sumitomo Bakelite Co. Ltd. (SB), has joined the ThermoPlastic composites Research Center (TPRC) in The Netherlands as a Tier 1 member. Vaupell | SB Aero will collaborate with TPRC, its industrial members and leading universities to accelerate scientific and technological developments for new applications of thermoplastic composites in aerospace, automotive and other value chains.

Vaupell | SB Aero designs, engineers, and produces custom, high performance engineered plastics and composite components and assemblies for demanding applications. They are a leading company in plastic components and assemblies for aircraft interiors and structures while also serving the broader aerospace, defense markets. In addition to parts, Vaupell | SB Aero has a wide variety of aerospace focused materials and intermediates in the portfolio, such as composite panels, thermoformable thermoplastic sheet, decorative film and long fiber moldable thermoplastic composite materials.

“Thermoplastic composite technology, in materials as well as parts, is instrumental to the future success of Vaupell | SB Aero. It is exciting to be part of this team, this diverse group, united in their commitment to thermoplastic composites,” says Henny van Dijk, Managing Executive Officer of Vaupell | SB Aero.