For a growing number of industrial sectors, hybrid lightweight construction with thermoplastic, fiber-reinforced plastics represents an attractive technology of the future. In this process, ultra-light, extremely sturdy parts can be molded from high-quality raw material in the injection molding machine, and they can now be given an exclusive decorative appearance in the same step of the process.
Using a high-performance composite material, the current state of development of our technology means that lightweight parts up to a size of 17 inches can be molded or reshaped. Specifically, thermoplastic polymers are used in combination with continuous fiber reinforcement
Our Carbon Composite Decoration technology is responsible for the molding. The thermoplastic starting material is given its shape and plastic coating in a compact injection molding process; it is also decorated at the same time
The fine surface finish that is automatically integrated into the process step brings a significant increase in efficiency, as previously necessary additional steps such as varnishing, and sanding are completely eliminated
The composite material in the part forms an adherent, durable bond with the decoration design applied