Industrial group Plastivaloire and molding specialist Roctool are collaborating to make thermoplastic composite parts for automotive and aeronautical markets with the aim to reduce cycle times.

‘Our aim is to turn to technologies that allow us to significantly reduce the cycle times in the production of composite parts while mastering the quality and the production costs, for structural parts as well as decorative parts,’ said Dominique Manceau, director of innovation, Plastivaloire Group.

Plastivaloire has been using Roctool technology for the past five years within the automotive industry for several major manufacturers making plastic injected, decorative interior car parts, such as various ‘high gloss’ bezels which can be found in Peugeot 208. The company has more than a dozen Roctool systems in production and recently acquired a Roctool system which heats many zones in the mold. 

This story is reprinted from material from Roctoolwith editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.