A lighter thermoplastic prepreg tape from Polystrand Inc., Montrose, Colo., was unveiled at the recent JEC Composites show in Paris. The continuous 12.5-in.-wide tape consists of 70% glass fiber in polypropylene. Targeted uses include aircraft and truck applications that require a high strength-to-weight ratio. The tape weighs only 8 oz/yd2, 15% less than standard tapes, says Polystrand. The technology will also be adapted to 25-in.-wide tape. (970) 240-2233 • www.polystrand.com
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