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Lightweighting to drive future growth in Thin Ply

Inside Composites caught up with James Austin, CEO, NTPT, at the JEC World in Paris to find out what’s new.

22nd March 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Paris

Transport/​Aerospace, Sports/​Outdoor

James Austin, Chief Executive Officer, NTPT. © Inside CompositesNorth Thin Ply Technology (NTPT), a leader in lightweight prepreg materials based in Renens, Switzerland, has successfully showcased its full range of Thin Ply solutions at this year’s JEC World trade show, which concluded in Paris earlier this month, with a specific focus on its Thin Ply structural components and tubes for a variety of applications, including marine and aerospace.

The company is currently working in collaboration with several leading aerospace companies on ultra-light composite components for high altitude UAVs. Inside Composites caught up with James Austin, Chief Executive Officer, at the JEC World in Paris to find out what’s new.

Tell me more about your main focus at this exhibition?

James Austin: At this exhibition, we are specifically promoting our tube manufacturing capability. We have developed a unique way that we can make tubes, where we wind a multi-layer tape material that can contain fibres in various directions, which allows you to produce some interesting structures...

Read the full interview on our Inside Composites website

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