CAMX 2017 preview: C. A. Litzler

C. A. Litzler Co. Inc. (Cleveland, OH, US) is emphasizing its work on the design and manufacture of continuous process equipment for structural composites, carbon fiber production and industrial textiles.

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C. A. Litzler Co. Inc. (Cleveland, OH, US) is emphasizing its work on the design and manufacture of continuous process equipment for structural composites, carbon fiber production and industrial textiles. Featured is the company’s line of carbon fiber oxidation ovens with the patented G5 End-Seal. Litzler is also featuring hot melt and solution prepreg systems and tape lines, ovens, unwind systems, metering rolls, compaction stations, winders, accumulators, and drive and control systems. In addition to traditional oxidation ovens, Litzler is introducing the world’s first 175-ton plasma oxidation oven for OPF and carbon fiber production. It operates more than three times faster than current commercial technology and uses less energy per pound of fiber. The equipment has demonstrated improvement in fiber quality, increased throughput and significant energy reduction benefits. Hot melt machines include 300-mm pilot machines, and production machines up to 1525 mm wide. All machines include creels, spreader systems and precision compaction rolls.  Solution treaters feature Opti-flow patented radiant ovens, unwind systems, metering rolls, winders and accumulators. Also now available is Computreater CF, the laboratory model of Litzler’s advanced high-production carbon fiber systems. Computreater CF is used to develop new precursors and fibers, to test and evaluate incoming PAN precursor quality and to develop more efficient production theories and alternate sizing chemistries. Booth J55.

 

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