The new line has increased Bindatex’s capacity to 30 tonnes per year. This increase in capacity has also generated five new jobs. The new line can cut UD, prepreg and composite materials to widths of just 3.175mm.
The Manchester-based company, who have been cutting composites for over 15 years, are the only company in the UK that can undertake precision slitting to widths as low as 1mm. The narrow width poses a challenge for many composite cutting companies.
Bindatex’s managing director, Chris Lever, said:
“This new slitting line has doubled our capacity and allowed us to recruit more staff. It is an exciting time for Bindatex as we expand our company.”
Bindatex’s lead time from order to delivery is up to six weeks, half the time of other larger companies in the sector.
The UK-based company is an approved supplier to major thermoplastic and thermoset manufacturers across the globe. Its customers include world class material manufacturers and end users across composites, aerospace, automotive, marine, advanced manufacturing, healthcare, energy and renewables.
Bindatex are particularly proud of their flexibility with regards to order size. Working with small developmental orders allows Bindatex’s customers flexibility in their workload.
Chris Lever said:
“We can meet orders of all sizes as our nimble operations can quickly change to address the varying needs of our customers. Our close working relationship with our clients builds trust and understanding of their business needs, which we constantly strive to support.”