North Thin Ply Technology

A world leader in lightweight prepreg materials, supplying UD tapes from 30-300 g/m2, conventional prepregs, multiaxial preforms, machinable carbon fiber blocks as well as highly uniform composite tubes and automated tape laying (ATL) machines.

Chemin du Closel 3
Renens, 1020 CH

Additional Locations:
North Thin Ply Technology Sp. z.o.o. Ul. Pukowca 38 a
Żory, 44-240 PL
48 32 470 30 70

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The markets: Fuels cells and batteries (2020)
Although fuel-cell powered vehicles could still be in the automotive future, growth will be measured, and so will the market there for composite components. Composites for electric vehicle battery packs and hydrogen tanks for fuel cell vehicles will be the more immediate opportunity.

clean room

NTPT and GMV-Richard Mille open new cleanroom facility
New laboratory facilities and cleanroom production area is dedicated to the manufacture of Quartz and other non-carbon fiber composite materials.

Spread tow brings new life to legacy markets
Spread tow and thin ply open new opportunities in composites for golf shafts/driveshafts, boats and spacecraft thanks to improvements in lead time, weight and performance.

spread tow applications, carbon fiber tows

The spread of spread tow
Advancing from “lighter and thinner” to boosting strength, stiffness, impact resistance and productivity, spread tow unlocks new applications and markets.

RM 11-03

NTPT's latest materials used in new Richard Mille/McLaren Automotive timepiece
The RM 11-03 required the creation of an orange quartz-based composite echoing the historic livery of McLaren’s racing cars.

JEC World 2018 preview: NTPT
NTPT, specialists in thin ply prepregs, preforms and parts and experts in automation technology, is showcasing a range of thin ply solutions, with particular focus on tubes, blocks and structural components.

NTPT and Richard Mille enter long-term collaboration agreement
Lightweight prepreg company North Thin Ply Technology signs supply and R&D agreement with luxury watch brand Richard Mille.

NTPT discontinuous carbon fiber tube

NTPT researches discontinuous fiber tubes
North Thin Ply Technology is collaborating with the Ecole Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne - Swiss Centre of Technology and other partners to demonstrate proof of technology of tubes made with discontinuous carbon fiber.

Need for standardization in composites manufacturing
CW Talks is “on” and already proving to be well worth a listen. 

CW Talks: James Austin, CEO, NTPT
Our guest in episode 6 of CW Talks: The Composites Podcast is James Austin, CEO of Switzerland-based North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT). Austin talk about his early work in composites serving aerospace customers, before migrating to marine composites and, now, his current job leading material and automation specialist NTPT.

Episode 6: James Austin, CEO of North Thin Ply Technology
James Austin, CEO of North Thin Ply Technology, talks about the company’s start in the marine environment and how it continues to grow in other sectors.

JEC World 2017 at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center

JEC World 2017 exhibit preview
JEC World will be held March 14-16 in Paris. CW previews some of the products and technologies that will be at the show.

The composites super cycle — are we still living the dream?
Predicted before the 2008 recessionary crash, the super cycle’s foundations were to be built on an increasing use of composites in aircraft. How did it play out?

carbon fiber

Fiber reinforcement forms
Fibers used to reinforce composites are supplied directly by fiber manufacturers and indirectly by converters in a number of different forms, which vary depending on the application. Here's a guide to what's available.

Solar Impulse 2: Pulse on the future
Not yet through their ‘round the world flight, this superlight solar plane’s airframe-proven materials are already destined for higher callings.

JEC World 2016 exhibition and product previews
JEC World 2016 will be held in Paris March 8-10. These are some of the products that will be found at the show.

Volvo 65: Identical and optimal composite spars and rigging
“One design” concept takes the boat out of the yacht-racing equation, pitting teams against the wind, sea … and each other.

Thermoplastic composites technology: A view from Europe
For this Dutch consortium, bringing the manufacturability of thermoplastic materials to maturity is the goal in concert with OEMs, materials and equipment supplier members.

Thermoplastic composites: European consortia, galore!
In addition to the Thermoplastic Composites Research Center (TPRC, Enschede, The Netherlands) — see our article focused on TPRC, titled "Thermoplastic composites technology: A view from Europe" under "Editor's Picks, at top right — there are many other European consortia, comprising private industry, university and government entities, which share the goals of exploring composites materials and methods for manufacturing them, including those with thermoplastic matrices. Here's a sampling.

Trends in automation: ATL and AFP technologies increase speed, flexibility
Many automated production solutions were on offer at JEC Europe 2015, and several companies made announcements.

Fiber reinforcement forms (2015)
Fibers used to reinforce composites are supplied directly by fiber manufacturers and indirectly by converters in a number of different forms, which vary depending on the application. Here's a guide to what's available.

Product Categories of North Thin Ply Technology

Materials
  • Prepregs, thermoset
    • Cyanate ester
      • Cyanate ester, Other tape
      • Cyanate ester, Other broadgoods
    • Epoxy, 250 F cure
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, Other tape
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure, Other broadgoods
    • Epoxy, toughened
      • Epoxy, toughened, Other tape
      • Epoxy, toughened, Other broadgoods