The new multi-year contract is for NTPT to develop lightweight thin ply materials for watches, jewelry and luxury stationery items.
The new multi-year contract is for NTPT to develop lightweight thin ply materials for watches, jewelry and luxury stationery items.

North Thin Ply Technology, which makes lightweight prepreg materials has signed a new long-term agreement with watchmaker Richard Mille. The companies have been working together since 2013.

The new multi-year contract is for NTPT to develop lightweight thin ply materials for watches, jewelry and luxury stationery items.    

As part of the agreement, NTPT will upgrade its R&D and production facilities at the company’s geadquarters in Renens, Switzerland. It plans to create a large clean room production area for a new prepreg line, ATL machine and autoclave. The new facility will help develop quartz based blocks for composite components.

‘he Thin Ply carbon and quartz materials developed and supplied by NTPT are instrumental in helping us to provide the finest watches and luxury accessories that combine the best technical innovation, the best of artistry and architecture and the best techniques in watch making with hand finishing,’ said Richard Mille.

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