Web Industries (Marlborough, MA, US) showed a new product at its booth: a high-quality chopped carbon fiber/thermoplastic prepreg, available with PA-6, PEEK, or PEKK resin. This high-precision formatted thermoplastic chop is available to compression molding fabricators in widths and lengths matched to specification-driven needs. Composite part manufacturers can use these chopped materials in high-performance compression molding net shape applications to reduce weight and cost compared to machined and assembled metal designs. Web Industries says the product eliminates the need for fabricators to invest in non-core assets to support market growth.
Editor PickA tsunami of growth: An inside look at the CSP/Teijin merger
I had the opportunity to meet and interview the top executives of Continental Structural Plastics (CSP, Auburn Hills, MI, US) and Teijin Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) last week. The occasion was an open house and celebration of the acquisition of CSP by Teijin.