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JEC World 2020 preview: Bindatex

Composites and advanced materials precision slitting company Bindatex is announcing at JEC that it has cut 300 kg of prepreg and started work on its 14th order in two years for a large composites OEM supplying thermosets and thermoplastics.

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Composites and advanced materials precision slitting company Bindatex (Bolton. U.K.) is announcing at JEC that it has cut 300 kg of prepreg and started work on its 14th order in two years for a large composites OEM supplying thermosets and thermoplastics.

In its latest order, Bindatex is slitting thermoset prepreg composite down to 3.175 mm for automated fiber placement (AFP) applications. The company, which has been cutting composites for more than 15 years, is said to be the only firm in the UK that can undertake precision slitting to widths as narrow as 1 mm.

Bindatex’s lead time from order to delivery is up to six weeks, half the time of other larger suppliers in the sector, the company says. It has recently moved to a three-shift production.

The company’s latest machines include an inline measuring system, which constantly measures the slit width to ensure accuracy as the composite materials are being cut. The other development that ensures the quality of Bindatex’s end product is a camera inspection system.

The company is an approved supplier to major thermoplastic and thermoset manufacturers across the globe. Its customers include material manufacturers and end users across composites, aerospace, automotive, marine, advanced manufacturing, healthcare, energy and renewables markets.

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