German based Ensinger has expanded its manufacturing capacities for composites. With a polymer pulveriser machine that was recently commissioned at the Cham site, the global division is extending its vertical range of manufacture.
Ensinger is known for the development of compounds, composites, and technical parts, made of engineering and high-performance plastics.
The range of thermoplastic polymers that can be pulverised on the new machine comprises engineering plastics such as PP, PA6, and PC, but also high-performance plastics such as PPS, PEI, and PEEK. The tightly toleranced pulverised polymer materials fulfil the tough requirements and high demands of advanced thermoplastic composites, Ensinger said in a media statement.
With these new manufacturing capabilities, Ensinger can provide its customers with additional cost and competitive advantages. The composites division is now a one stop shop for a wide range of products and services relating to thermoplastic composite materials. The portfolio includes powders, semi-pregs, pre-pregs, organosheets, compression-moulded composite plates, and finished parts, as well as customer development projects which are achieved using diverse material combinations, Ensinger said.
The new polymer pulveriser machine, compliant to the Atex safety directive, also enables Ensinger to offer a polymer pulverising service to industry, enabling customers to outsource their polymer pulverising requirements in a cost-effective solution.
“Purchasing the new machine is a logical step that makes Ensinger a complete solution provider in the area of thermoplastic composites. By extending the value added chain we are strengthening our position versus our competitors and can fulfil our customers’ requirements, both technical and commercial,” Daniel Grauer, who is responsible for international business development in the composites division in the company, said in a statement.