Roth Composite Machinery has invested around €1 million in the new prepreg laboratory plant, which can process basalt, carbon, glass and aramid fibers, as a company official informed us.
The name prepreg derives from the English term “pre-impregnated”. Production lines of Germany-located Roth Composite Machinery are used to manufacture semi-finished fiber composites, which can later be processed into finished products using pre-impregnated, partially cured thermoset matrix materials.
A further subject at the fair in Paris is the manufacturer’s product range of machines for filament winding mainly used in the automotive and sports industries, in aerospace and in wind turbines. Synthetic resins or thermoplastic materials are processed on these machines and systems using reinforcing fibers, usually made from glass, carbon, basalt and aramid.
Roth Composite Machinery will showcase a new lab and machines for filament winding at the international composites industry trade show JEC World in Paris from March 14th to March 16th.