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K 2013: DSM joins team developing process for advanced thermoplastic composite parts

11:14 AM MDT | October 16, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

DSM has joined the Lightweight Integrated Process Application (LIPA) Team, established to develop an industrial process for the manufacture of endless-fiber-reinforced advanced thermoplastic composite parts, the company announced today at the K plastics trade show, currently taking place in Düsseldorf. DSM will contribute materials know-how and in-depth understanding of nylon-6 applications, the company says. The LIPA series project team has developed an integrated process that involves the preheating of an organic sheet—a preform of thermoplastic...

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