Chomarat launches TPreg: a continuous thermoplastic pre-impregnated reinforcement
Chomarat, an international textile group found in 1898,announced that it now offers innovative solutions with TPreg, its innovative continuous reinforcement range. According to the company, TPreg is a range of products that complements the current OrganoSheet line which is assembly of a continuous reinforcement and a thermoplastic resin. TPreg maintains thermoplastic composites advantages: speed of conversion processes, little emission of volatile matter, thermoformability and recyclability Meanwhile, it is a conformable reinforcement that preserves perfect orientation of the fibres.
As said, this new range can be designed with a diversity of materials, including carbon fibre, glass fibre, etc., and in different widths. It finds applications in numerous sectors such as automotive or sports and leisure. “With various impregnation levels in development, the range is suited to various production processes and opens up new technico-economic prospects for the market” indicates P. Sanial, R&D Manager at Chomarat. Chomarat is composed of three strategic business units: Composites, Textiles and Fashion. It was one of the partners awarded at the JEC Innovation Awards- Paris 2013 in the thermoplastics category.