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Potential of thermoplastic tapes in injection moulded parts

AZL and IKV are developing scenarios with companies on how thermoplastic tapes can be increasingly used in the production of injection moulded parts.

17th September 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Aachen

Transport/​Aerospace, Industrial

Thermoplastic tapes offer great potential for injection moulded parts. AZL and IKV together with more than 20 companies are developing a guideline for bringing thermoplastic tapes in injection moulding processes. © Covestro/ENGELThe Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) of RWTH Aachen University and the Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) are jointly developing scenarios with companies on how thermoplastic tapes can be increasingly used in the production of injection moulded parts.

Medium-sized injection moulders, tape manufacturers, machine and tool builders, as well as OEMs and Tier 1s, are actively involved in the development and benefit from the results. The AZL and the IKV invite interested companies to take part in the joint study and the kick-off event during Fakuma 2018 on 18 October 2018.

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