Widest TP Prepregs Yet

Phoenixx TPC, Inc., Taunton, Mass., has come out with 14-in. (360-mm) wide unidirectional thermoplastic prepreg tapes, said to be the widest ever produced.

Phoenixx TPC, Inc., Taunton, Mass., has come out with 14-in. (360-mm) wide unidirectional thermoplastic prepreg tapes, said to be the widest ever produced. Up to now, TP prepregs have been up to 12 in. (305 mm) wide, though wider thermoset prepregs are available. Phoenixx makes its Thermo-Lite prepregs from PE, PP, nylon, acrylic, PEEK, PPS, PEI, PEK, PFA, and the new Cyclic PBT. They can use glass, carbon, aramid, or other fibers and come in weights from less than 100 g/m2 to more than 300 g/m2.