Impact Composites (Erlanger, Ky., USA) will highlight the benefits of using thermoplastic matrix composites to improve part performance using continuous fibers. Impact Composites will feature parts that showcase the company’s compression and bladder molding, thermoforming and welding technologies using continuous fiber thermoplastic composites. Material combinations that can be used for these molding technologies include polypropylene (PP), Polyamides (PA), polyphenylene sulfide (PPS), polyetheretherketone (PEEK), fiberglass, and carbon fiber. Benefits of these materials include ease of recyclability, impact toughness, temperature performance, chemical resistance and low FST (flame, smoke, toxicity). Impact composites fabricates parts for the sporting goods, oil & gas, aerospace, electronics and medical markets.
Editor PickPlant tour: Aeris Energy, Caucaia, Brazil
In Northeast Brazil, wind blade manufacturer Aeris Energy is laser-focused on serving the domestic energy market, but it's poised to expand to serve the entire world. In the process, it has developed operations and a workforce that makes it a standout in the region.