Design and Material Selection of Thermoplastic Composite Panels for Structural Components

November 12, 2019

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Composite sandwich panels, made with continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic facesheets thermally bonded to an internal core, are designed to maximize performance while minimizing weight. In this webinar, we will discuss design and material selection considerations and explore the unique performance advantages of thermoplastic composite sandwich panels.

Primary Topics:
• Performance characteristics of sandwich panels
• Key considerations in panel design
• Forming and installation methods
• Advantages of composite sandwich panels in various applications


Darcy Hornberger
Marketing Manager, PolyOne
Darcy provides strategic marketing and product development leadership for PolyOne’s Advanced Composites business group. Prior to PolyOne, Darcy held roles in composite design and analysis at Sabic Innovative Plastics and Plasan. She earned a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Engineering degree, both from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Brent DeSilva
Advanced ADTS Engineer, PolyOne
Brent is an application development and technical support engineer at PolyOne where he develops new applications for thermoplastic composite materials. Brent began his career as a thermoset pultrusion R&D engineer with PolyOne’s Glasforms business. Brent earned a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.