next composites develops technologies for processing thermoplastic fiber composite materials. The sandwich profile shown above was made of CF-PEI and recycled foam glass (cross-section). Photo courtesy Ensinger.
next composites develops technologies for processing thermoplastic fiber composite materials. The sandwich profile shown above was made of CF-PEI and recycled foam glass (cross-section). Photo courtesy Ensinger.

Plastic compounding specialist Ensinger has acquired Swiss plastics processing company next composites GmbH, which makes finished parts from carbon reinforced thermoplastics.

While Ensinger already offers semi-finished products made of highly filled carbon fiber composite material, the process technologies from next composites will improve the range of technologies for manufacturing components, the company said. next composites could also benefit from the Ensinger group’s broader customer base.

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