Thermoplastic Composites: Commercial Use Cases in Automotive, Oil and Gas, and Industrial Markets

June 10, 2021 |

Thermoplastic composites have traditionally been discussed in the context of R&D projects, but over the last three decades their use within commercial applications has grown significantly.

This webinar will look at use cases across a variety of industries.


  • Thermoplastic composite manufacturing, including in-situ consolidation via automated fiber placement (AFP)
  • Importance of thermoplastic composite use in e-mobility
  • Commercial uses of advanced composite bearings
  • Serial manufacturing of thermoplastic composite tubes
  • Commercial success of thermoplastic composites for downhole O&G applications

Presenter 1:

Mike Urbanski

Product Sales Engineer

Mike has worked in the composites industry for five years. As a product sales engineer, Mike manages business development—in the automotive, life sciences, industrial, defense & military and R&D markets—solving customer problems using thermoplastic composites. He and the TSS Albany team can help design and deliver a tailored composite solution using optimal materials, manufacturing process, and engineering support to reduce costs and time to market.

Mike Urbanski

Presenter 2:

Graham Ostrander

Program Manager

Graham Ostrander has ten years of experience in composites. His specialty is improving in-situ consolidation of thermoplastic unidirectional prepreg using automated fiber placement (AFP). Graham has significant experience in improving AFP equipment by developing new mechanical systems that improve processing efficiency and quality, while also being responsible for designing and manufacturing composite parts for many industries. Graham holds degrees in physics and mechanical engineering.