Materials Innovation Technologies

Recycles and re-engineers carbon fiber composites, carbon fiber nonwoven roll goods, complex-shaped preforms and chopped fibers.

320 Rutledge Rd.
Fletcher, NC 28732 US

Additional Locations:
150 Godley-Morris Blvd.
Lake City, SC 29560 US
(843) 374-5600

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Product Categories of Materials Innovation Technologies

Materials
  • Fibers, organic
    • Carbon, PAN-based
    • Hybrid commingled fibers
  • Reinforcements, unimpregnated
    • Carbon
      • Carbon, Chopped strand
      • Carbon, Mat, chopped strand
    • Carbon/aramid hybrid
      • Carbon/aramid hybrid, Chopped strand
      • Carbon/aramid hybrid, Mat, chopped strand
    • Carbon/glass hybrid
      • Carbon/glass hybrid, Chopped strand
      • Carbon/glass hybrid, Mat, chopped strand
    • Other unimpregnated reinforcement forms
      • Other, Chopped strand
      • Other, Mat, chopped strand
  • Fabrics, unimpregnated
    • Carbon
      • Carbon, Other
  • Preforms, unimpregnated
    • Carbon
  • Preforms, impregnated
    • Carbon
    • Chopped fiber
  • Prepregs, thermoplastic
    • Other thermoplastic prepregs
Primary manufacturing equipment
  • Other primary manufacturing equipment
Fiber converting/prepreg manufacturing equipment
  • Preform manufacturing equipment
Composite Structures & Components
  • Aerospace, aircraft interior
  • Automotive, body panels & substructures
  • Automotive, interior (seats, IPCs, floor panels, etc.)
  • Automotive, underhood
  • Other composite structures
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • Recycling services