Bindatex adds tape slitting line, doubling capacity

The precision slitting company's new line increases capacity for unidirectional (UD) tapes, prepreg and composite materials to widths of 3.175 millimeters.


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Bindatex (Bolton, U.K.) a composites and advanced materials precision slitting company, announces that it has doubled its capacity by investing in a new slitting line.

The new line is reported to increase Bindatex’s capacity to 30 metric tonnes per year. This increase in capacity has also generated five new jobs. The new line can cut unidirectional (UD) tapes, prepreg and composite materials to widths as small as 3.175 millimeters. Bindatex says that it is the only company in the U.K. able to achieve precision slitting to widths as low as 1 millimeter.

“This new slitting line has doubled our capacity and allowed us to recruit more staff. It is an exciting time for Bindatex as we expand our company,” says ​​​​​​Chris Lever, managing director.


Bindatex says its lead time from order to delivery is up to six weeks, half the time of other larger companies in the sector. The company is an approved supplier to thermoplastic and thermoset manufacturers globally, and says its customers include world-class material manufacturers and end users across composites, aerospace, automotive, marine, advanced manufacturing, healthcare, energy and renewables markets. The company also recently announced an increase in orders from the National Composites Centre (NCC, Bristol, U.K.).

“We can meet orders of all sizes as our nimble operations can quickly change to address the varying needs of our customers,” adds Lever. “Our close working relationship with our clients builds trust and understanding of their business needs, which we constantly strive to support.”