Web Industries joins the ThermoPlastic composites Research Center

The ThermoPlastic composites Research Center (TPRC) is an open innovation research and development center focused on advancing the use of thermoplastic composites in industrial and commercial manufacturing.

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Web Industries Inc. (Marlborough, MA, US) has joined the ThermoPlastic composites Research Center (TPRC) in Enschede, The Netherlands. As a member company, Web will leverage its experience formatting thermoplastic composites for compression molding and tape placement to accelerate ongoing and future joint development projects.

Web was a key partner in defining the industry standards for precision slitting, spooling, and winding of aerospace-grade thermoset composite slit tape, and the company is a qualified prepreg slit tape provider for several major automated fiber placement lines. Web’s experience supporting multiple commercial aircraft programs has allowed it to build a unique knowledge base focused on bridging the gap between composite material producers, manufacturing machine companies and end-product fabricators.

“We believe that our deep technical expertise formatting thermoplastic composites for use in manufacturing will be of great benefit to our fellow corporate and research members and to the greater thermoplastic composites community,” said Grand Hou, Web’s technical manager for advanced composites.

The TPRC is an open innovation research and development center focused on advancing the use of thermoplastic composites in industrial and commercial manufacturing. Its member companies and experienced multidisciplinary teams conduct joint development projects researching new thermoplastic composite technologies and applications. 

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