Web Industries, Inc, a provider of prepreg composite formatting technologies and services, has joined the ThermoPlastic Composites Research Center (TPRC) based in Enschede, The Netherlands.

As a member company, Web will use its experience formatting thermoplastic composites for compression molding and tape placement in ongoing and future joint development projects.

According to the company, it helped define the industry standards for precision slitting, spooling and winding of aerospace-grade thermoset composite slit tape, and is a qualified prepreg slit tape provider for nearly all major automated fiber placement lines. Web Industries has a knowledge base focused on bridging the gap between composite material producers, manufacturing machine companies, and end-product fabricators.

‘We believe that our deep technical expertise formatting thermoplastic composites for use in manufacturing will be of great benefit to our fellow corporate and research members and to the greater thermoplastic composites community,’ said Grand Hou, Web's technical manager for advanced composites.

The TPRC is an innovation research and development center focused on advancing the use of thermoplastic composites in industrial and commercial manufacturing. Its member companies and multidisciplinary teams conduct joint development projects researching new thermoplastic composite technologies and applications. 

This story uses material from Web Industries, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.