Continental Structural Plastics

A molder of thermoplastic and thermoset composites for the industrial and automotive markets.

255 Rex Blvd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326 US

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Audi A8 rear wall made from carbon fiber unidirectional tape

The markets: Automotive (2019)
As the global auto industry hurtles toward its confrontation with US fuel economy and European Union (EU) emissions standards in 2017, the pressure built to find more radical solutions to lightweighting.

Carbon fiber pickup box: A GM redux?
The 18th Society of Plastics Engineers Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition (SPE ACCE) was held in Novi, MI, US, in early September.

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Composite pickup box drives expansion of CSP’s Huntington, IN plant
The new expansion is where commercial production will begin next spring on the CarbonPro composite pickup box for top-of-the-line GMC Sierra Denali pickups.

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Teijin expands in Europe with Inapal acquisition
Acquisition of automotive composite supplier Inapal enables Teijin’s expansion of European automotive business.

Carbon Fiber 2018

Carbon Fiber 2018 issues call for papers
The Carbon Fiber 2018 conference will be held Dec. 4 – Dec. 6, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla in San Diego, CA, US.

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CSP to add SMC line at France-based facility
The installation of this SMC line in France will be used to further develop the company’s range of proprietary, advanced composite products.

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CSP Van Wert Facility turns 40
Continental Structural Plastics compounding facility in Van Wert is celebrating 40 years in business.

CSP Huntington

People on the Move: April 2018
CW’s monthly roundup of people on the move in the composites industry.

JEC World 2018 crowded aisle.

JEC World 2018: The highlights
JEC World is the composites industry’s largest trade show and did not disappoint this year.

JEC World 2018: Highlights
You will read more about what we discovered at JEC World 2018 in the coming weeks and months, but for now this is a quick review of some of the highlights from the world’s largest composites trade show.

Delivering the potential of thermoplastic composites
Why has the adoption of TPCs been slower than expected, and who is best placed to accelerate it?

Toyota fuel cell bus featuring carbon fiber roof.

Toyota fuel cell bus features carbon fiber composite roof
Toho Tenax carbon fiber and aluminum are combined in fabrication of roof for Toyota hydrogen-powered bus. 

IACMI, ACMA launch composite recycling project
The goal of this technical collaboration is to develop a mechanical and thermal recycling approach that captures both the energy value and residual ash/fiber.

SMC + D-LFT: A hybrid box for the Gen 2 Ridgeline
D-LFT optimizes vertical component functionality while first use of weatherable SMC eliminates paint, reduces mass and stands up to tough-duty use.

SMC in transportation

SMC: Old dog, more tricks
In the sheet molding compound renaissance, the advent of new resins and compounds are broadening the definition and application of this versatile family of composites.

The carbon fiber reclaimed from waste.

Composites recycling: Gaining traction
Recycling of carbon fiber, glass fiber and — at last — resins, is growing as new players enter the space.

Frank Macher, Jon Smith retire from Continental Structural Plastics
Steve Rooney named CEO, Steve Wisniewski promoted to vice president of finance.

Current state of the M&A and capital markets – sell, sell, SELL!!
Current market conditions suggest that 2017 should see sustained M&A activity, despite the 2016 reduction.

SMC: Old dog, new tricks
A sheet molding compound renaissance highlights new reinforcements, new fillers, new matrices, new opportunities.

A tsunami of growth: An inside look at the CSP/Teijin merger
I had the opportunity to meet and interview the top executives of Continental Structural Plastics (CSP, Auburn Hills, MI, US) and Teijin Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) last week. The occasion was an open house and celebration of the acquisition of CSP by Teijin.

Product Categories of Continental Structural Plastics

Fabricating services
  • Thermoplastic materials
    • Compression molding
    • Cutting, finishing, and machining
    • Moldmaking and patternmaking
  • Thermoset materials
    • Compression molding
    • Cutting, finishing, and machining
Composite Structures & Components
  • Automotive, body panels & substructures
  • Other composite structures