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Compression Molding

Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) • Bulk Molding Compound (BMC)
Long Fiber Thermoplastic (LFT) Molding • Glass Mat Thermoplastic (GMT) Molding
Thermoforming • Laminating • Panel Making

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Consultants

Link to Skinner Creative, Inc. Web SiteSkinner Creative, Inc. - Creative Consulting for the Composites Industry - Filament Winding, Pultrusion, Fiber Placement, Thermoplastics - Product development, Business development, Strategic planning, Plant design, Automation, Economic analysis

Composites-Consulting, Inc. - Consulting in RTM, resin infusion, autoclave processing, extrusion, and compression molding. Business planning, market research, project/program management, product design & development, cost reduction strategies.
Devi Consultancy Services - Expertise in SMC / BMC molding
Fiberforge, Inc. - High volume, low cost production of continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic structural parts using the patented Fiberforge™ process. Part design and development, prototype fabrication, tailored blank fabrication and thermoforming.
Kawin Composites, Inc. - Kawin Composites is a project management and technology transfer company in the field of composites and other manufacturing technologies. Kawin Composites has over 15 years experience in compression molding technologies.
Lorenz Kunststofftechnik GmbH - Manufacturers of SMC and BMC
McConnell Co., Inc. - Consulting in thermoforming - Part design, material problems, tooling design, thermoforming technique, material selection and equipment.
Pilato Consulting - Phenolic Resin Technology - Resin Matrix Systems
ROK Thermoset Plastic Consulting Co. - ROK - Enabling Clients to Increase Profits - Thermoset Expertise in Processing and Part Defect Analysis
The Madison Group - Expertise and software to analyze compression and injection molding processes, structural and failure analysis, curing and residual stresses, 3-dimensional flows in complex systems, the most powerful material databases in the industry & mixing technology
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Materials

Suppliers of SMC, BMC, GMT, LFT, sheet goods, tailored blanks and other molding materials

Azdel, Inc. - AZDEL specializes in the manufacture of Thermoplastic Composite materials: AZDEL SuperLite® - A thermoformable composite of polypropylene and long chopped fiber, AZDEL Laminate® GMT - Glass Mat Thermoplastic - composite of glass fiber and thermoplastic
Bulk Molding Compounds, Inc. - Thermoset bulk molding compound (BMC) is a fiberglass reinforced polyester and/or vinyl ester molding compound that undergoes irreversible crosslinking during the molding process, converting it to an infusible, solid state.
Core Molding Technologies - Core Molding Technologies is the provider of fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) composite solutions for the entire life cycle of your product.
Fiberforge, Inc. - High volume, low cost production of continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic structural parts using the patented Fiberforge™ process. Part design and development, prototype fabrication, tailored blank fabrication and thermoforming.
Haller Formholz GmbH - Wood Plastic Compositites (WPC) - Natural composites - the Composites of the future!
Jet Moulding Compounds Inc. - A leading compounder of customized reinforced compounds for the thermoset industry, Jet Moulding Compounds specializes in formulating and designing Sheet Moulding Compound (SMC), Bulk Moulding Compound (BMC) and Low Pressure Moulding Compound (LPMC).
Lorenz Kunststofftechnik GmbH - Manufacturers of SMC and BMC
PlastiComp, LLC - PlastiComp provides a full portfolio of thermoplastic composite technologies. Pushtrusion™ direct in-line compounding technology and equipment, Complēt® long fiber reinforced thermoplastic pellets
Premix Thermoplastics, Inc. - Innovative, reliable and safe plastics raw material solutions in applications ranging from ESD proof packaging to EMI shielding. Compounds include thermoplastics combined with virtually all of the electrically conductive additives.
Quadrant Plastic Composites, Inc. - GMT: high-strength, glass mat-reinforced, compression-moldable thermoplastics, GMTexTM: thermoplastic composites with endless reinforcement for extreme loading, SymaLITE: extremely light-weight, glass fibre-reinforced, compression-moldable thermoplastics
Quantum Composites, Inc. - Develops and manufactures Engineered Structural Composite (ESC) thermoset molding compounds and high performance conductive molding compounds.
SAMI TONGUN CAM ELYAFLI POLYESTER URUNLERI A.S. - Producers of BMC and SMC
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Equipment

Presses, laminating machinery, panel making machinery, machines to manufacture moulding compounds and compounding machines

Link to Schmidt & Heinzmann GmbH & Co. KG Web SiteSchmidt & Heinzmann GmbH & Co. KG - SMC Machinery, Choppers, Slitting & Cutting Machines, Production Equipment for BMC, Prepreg, FR Concrete, Polyester Plates, as well as Special Purpose Machines

Accudyne Engineering and Equipment Company - State of the art hydraulic press design, engineering, and manufacture. We are proud to offer the finest in press technology -- high quality, rugged construction, advanced user-friendly controls, simplicity and ease of operation.
Advanced Composites and Machines GmbH - ACM is your partner for: Process development for Thermoplastic Composites, Mechanical Engineering, Continuous Compression Moulding and Machines for production
Ashirvad Techno Equipments - Mfg. of : Composites Pultrusion Machine, Automatic Section Cutter, Mat Slitter for Mat roll cutting, Various types of Pultrusion Dies
Brenner International - SMC Equipment, roving choppers, mandrels
Deltamatic - Deltamatic supplies compression molding and thermoforming equipment, waterjet cutting systems
Dieffenbacher North America, Inc. - Combined extrusion/compression systems for processing of fiber reinforced thermoplastic compounds, granular and recycled GMT/LFT and for direct processing of rovings and thermoplasts, alternatively with adding of reycled GMF/LFT. SMC and BMC molding press
Finn & Fram, Inc. - Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) and FRP Panel lines, roving cutting equipment
IDI Composites International - Global formulator and manufacturer of thermoset molding compounds for custom molders and OEMs. The company provides customized polyester/vinylester-based bulk molding compounds (BMC) and sheet molding compounds (SMC).
Lawton Machinery - Molding presses and equipment for thermoset and thermoplastics
Macrodyne Technologies Inc. - Thermoset Compression Molding Presses, Thermoplastic Compression Molding Presses, SRIM, RRIM, and RIM Presses
MJ Engineering & Consulting, Inc. - Since 1988, MJ Engineering has been a full service machine and system design consulting firm applying state of the art technology to industrial operations.
Pacific Press Technologies - Advanced composite molding systems and hydraulic presses
Paneltec International, Ltd. - Manufacturers of machinery for the Production of Composite Panels
Performance Materials Corporation - Thermoplastic fiber reinforced pellets, tape, woven tapes and sheet materials.
Pinette Emidecau Industries - Hydraulic Presses
Santec Group - We are the leading manufacturers of Hydraulic Compression Moulding Presses for SMC, DMC, FRP, Rubber Moulding, Thermosetting Plastic compound, Composite Moulding & other moulding products and applications.
Shar Systems, Inc. - Designers and Manufactures of turnkey SMC Mixing Systems. This includes all necessary equipment from raw material storage to the inline mixer supplying the SMC Doctor Box. Batch mixing systems.
Taricco Corporation - New and Used Autoclaves, Ovens, & Presses
Technical Machine Products - Hydraulic Presses, Hydraulic Vacuum Presses, Vacuum Injection Molding Presses, Liquid Silicone Injection Systems, Laminating Presses and Intensive Mixers
The French Oil Mill Machinery Company - French delivers custom-designed compression, transfer and vacuum molding solutions, engineered to meet your exact needs, whether it's a stand-alone press or a complete turnkey system.
Van der Mast Industrial Innovations - Chopcot™ Technology, a revolutionary working method to chop or cut fiber glass or carbon fibers into chopped strands.
Wabash MPI - Manufacturer of many types of machines and hydraulic presses for rubber and plastics production as well as research. Vertical elastomer and vacuum molding machines for compression and transfer molding and laminating, die cutting and trimming.
WEB Processing (M/C), Ltd. - Design, Supply, Installation and Commissioning of Coating, Flocking and Lamination Machinery. Prepreg machinery.
Williams, White & Company - North America's premier supplier of hydraulic press technology.
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Software

For compression molding

ESI Group - SYSPLY, a powerful simulation tool for the design of composite material structures - PAM-RTM, simulates the manufacturing process of resin injection through fibrous reinforcements - PAM-FORM, thermoforming simulation of plastics and compomosites
Signature Control Engineering, LLC - SmartTrac® Intelligent Process Control for Compression Molding and Other Thermoset Composite Applications
The Madison Group - Expertise and software to analyze compression and injection molding processes, structural and failure analysis, curing and residual stresses, 3-dimensional flows in complex systems, the most powerful material databases in the industry & mixing technology
Thermoflux Technologies, S.A. - Systems based on the robust heat flux measurement method (patented) for industrial process control of composite material processing (thermosets and thermoplastics)
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Online Information

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SMC & BMC

  • MatWeb - database of material properties includes some SMC & BMC materials
  • SMC/BMC Alliance - The European Alliance for SMC/BMC is an industrial association of European companies and institutions involved in the field and product chain of SMC and BMC. Good information about the technology and applications.

Panels

Thermoplastic

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