Innovative material mixtures and outstanding technical characteristics that go far beyond the ordinary. Because we’re able to process compounds with long or short fibers of a variety of materials such as glass, carbon or minerals — even those with a high filler content, we open doors to innovation and opportunity. In combination with a variety of different base polymers, various remarkable material properties become possible—that could mean electrically or thermally conductive plastics, or profiles with micro-hollow chambers for specific uses. Using a specialized extrusion process, we can also process these material mixtures with impressive accuracy. That means extremely smooth surfaces, unique sharp contours, the lowest tolerances and the highest precision.
A portmanteau of ‘pull’ and ‘extrusion’, pultrusion continuously pulls composite materials through the process, as opposed to the usual pushing that occurs in extrusion. We currently use carbon or glass continuous filaments, surrounded by the thermoplastic Polyamide 6 (PA 6). Offering benefits equal to standard duroplastic pultrusion, using our pultrusion process also results in an extremely strong profile that can be welded, thermally reformed and recycled.
Our advanced impregnation process allows for the production of thicker profiles. The ultimate benefit for you is a reduction in cost, since the profiles can be produced in a single step: no need for multiple layers and a repetition of the process. When more fibers can be used at the same time, the resulting material is stronger, and the development of undesirable pores is avoided.