New prepreg line in Montana

Thermoset composite company Norplex has opened a new manufacturing center for prepreg manufacture in Manhattan, Montana.

According to the company, the facility will initially make fabric and unidirectional glass epoxy prepregs, its EnableX prepreg molding system and NorPLY line of fatigue resistant laminates for the transportation, sporting goods and recreation, renewable energy, medical, industrial, and aerospace markets.

The 32,000 ft2 plant houses a custom-built direct impregnation hot melt prepreg line that can reportedly run various fabrics and unidirectional rovings with diverse chemistries.

‘We’re excited to be stepping into the Advanced Composites sector as part of our long-term commitment to market development and business growth for all of our stakeholders,’ said Tom Merrell, president of Norplex.

This story uses material from Norplex, with editorial changes made by Materials Today.