Polystrand

Manufactures continuous unidirectional fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites. Used as high-strength reinforcement in lamination, thermoforming, and various molding processes, these materials are available in a range of resins, from polyolefins to engineering thermoplastics, including polypropylene, polyethylene, polyesters, nylons, and fluoropolymers.

8375 Highfield Pkwy.
Englewood, CO 80112 US

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PolyOne acquires Polystrand, Gordon Composites
Specialty polymer giant PolyOne expands its presence in the composites industry with the $85.5 million acquisition of Colorado-based Polystrand and Gordon Composites.

Thermoplastic composites suspension featured on racecar
The Polystrand GT-Lite racecar recently completed its third racing weekend at the SCCA Majors event in Pueblo, Colo.

JEC World 2016: Fully recyclable sailboat hull demonstrator
Arkema (Colombes, France), in addition to news of its collaboration with Polystrand (Englewood, CO, US), had as the centerpiece of its stand a complete carbon fiber sailboat hull made with the company’s trademarked Elium liquid thermoplastic resin.

JEC World 2016, the full report
CompositesWorld's editors report on the technologies and products that caught our eye at JEC World 2016, in early March.

Opportunities for composites at AIA 2015
Key trends and new products on the floor at this year's American Institute of Architects show.

Arkema to offer Polystrand tapes
At the recent JEC event, Arkema announced it will offer Polystrand thermoplastic prepreg tapes as part of its product lineup.

CAMX 2014 show report
Bigger, better and more inclusive than any previous U.S. composites trade event, the inaugural show turns North American eyes forward to the future.

CAMX 2014 exhibit previews, part 2
With CAMX 2014 less than a week away (Oct. 13-16, Orlando, Fla.), CompositesWorld offers a final glimpse of some of the products, technologies and services that you will find in booths in the Exhibit Hall. During the show, we'll keep you informed and up-to-date with the CAMX Show Daily, which will be distributed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the show. Safe travels to Orlando and we look forward to seeing you at the conference and trade show.

CAMX 2014 preview: Polystrand
Polystrand (Englewood, Colo.) is featuring in its booth a vehicle suspension system made with thermoplasti composites as part of its partnership with PPG and SANLUIS Rassini, which is preparing the vehicle to compete in the Grand Touring Lite (GTL) classification in the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA).

Polystrand, PPG and SANLUIS Rassini collaborate on lightweighting technologies
The three companies join forces to prepare a sports car to showcase continuous fiber thermoplastic composites technologies. The car will compete in SCCA's GTL class.

SAMPE 2013 New Product Showcase
A review of new products introduced at the SAMPE 2013 exhibition.

SAMPE 2013 Long Beach new product showcase
The SAMPE 2013 trade show (May 6-9, in Long Beach, Calif.) was the venue for introductions of a large number of new composite materials, technologies and manufacturing processes. Here's the HPC editorial staff's compilation of what was on display.

Commercial trucking: Streamlining the Big Box
Glass fiber-reinforced thermoplastics help commercial trucking industry optimize weight, fuel and cost savings.

Taking the gamble: Betting on material markets
Polystrand builds a new plant to produce market-leading quantities of thermoplastic composite material.

New thermoplastics facility opens in Colorado
Thermoplastic composites specialist Polystrand will begin production on Sept. 1 at its new 120,000-sq-ft manufacturing facility near Denver, Colo., USA.

Thermoplastic composite material supplier breaks ground for plant near Denver
Polystrand's new 120,000-sq-ft facility 10 miles southeast of Denver, Colo., will produce continuous reinforced thermoplastic composites for transportation, armor and aerospace applications and will have capacity of 60 million to 90 million lb annually.

Structural armor or armored structures?
Either way, antiballistics engineers seek structural integrity and ballistic deterrence from a single design.

JEC Composites 2010 Product Showcase
Although clouds of volcanic ash shut down postshow air traffic, the traffic on the show floor helped dispel the clouds of economic recession.

Composites 2010 Product Showcase
The ACMA’s Las Vegas exhibition reflected an industry in recovery.

Polystrand green tape

"Green" reinforcing tape
The Green Series is a new reinforcing tape from Polystrand Inc. that is said to reduce the environmental footprint of input material for reinforced thermoplastic processors.

Product Categories of Polystrand

Aerospace, aircraft interior
Aramid
Armor, composite
Automotive, underhood
E-Glass
Foam core, other
Foam core, PET (polyethylene terephthalate) foam
Infrastructure, composite
Laminate panels, with core
Laminate sheets, solid
Nylon (polyamide)
Other composite structures
Other core materials
Other thermoplastics
Polyester (PET)
Polyethylene
Polypropylene
Profiles
RTP sheet, continuously reinforced
Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type)
Tape