Depending on the layers and the characteristics of the fiber materials, prepregs in all conceivable thicknesses can be manufactured.
Depending on the layers and the characteristics of the fiber materials, prepregs in all conceivable thicknesses can be manufactured.

Roth Composite Machinery GmbH has installed its Rothabow 600 prepreg production line at a facility owned by composites company Krempel GmbH.

According to the company, the new bespoke production line for hotmelt impregnation has a high level of automation. The production line is suitable for the processing of glass and carbon fibers.

Krempel reportedly produces prepregs with different resin surface weights on this machine, in which the devices for measuring the resin surface weight and the prepreg surface weight are integrated. The Rothabow production line can working at a maximum application temperature of 300 °C and has a drive design of 10 m/minute, Roth says. The material web can be lifted in case of production stops, so that material is not heated too long during the process flow.

Krempel is a manufacturer of electrical insulation materials, composites and electronic materials for end users in the energy, mobility and industry sectors.

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