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DSM and PlastiComp partner to develop biobased thermoplastic composites [Registered]

The Netherlands-based DSM and US-based PlastiComp Inc recently announced a partnership to develop biobased long fibre thermoplastic (LFT) composite materials based on EcoPaXX® polyamide 410 for the automotive and other markets. The partnership aims to exploit synergies of both companies. DSM’sEcoPaXX polyamide 410 is 70% derived from renewable resources. PlastiComp is a specialist in LFT composites design and manufacturing. Initial compounding, moulding and testing of carbon-fibre reinforced EcoPaXX was successful in establishing benchmark composites for high-temperature (up to 200°C) and structural applications. LFT composites PlastiComp is developing with DSM – which include compounds reinforced with glass fibre as well as…

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