CFRT is a kind of composite material consists of the thermoplastic resin matrix and continuous fiber reinforcement. High-quality matrix brings excellent thermal and chemical properties like corrosion resistance and processability, while the reinforced fiber decides the mechanical properties of composites.

TOPOLO is dedicated to lightweight solutions with CFRT and lean engineering. Our continuous fiber reinforced composites have been widely accepted by construction, aerospace, and especially automotive markets.

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High-quality products depend on professional technologies. We are innovative to improve our proficiency. However, you cannot make bricks without straw. Therefore it is necessary to have a special laboratory for researching and development, as well as accurate equipment to test our products. In the lab, we acquired high-performance testing machines, such as tensile testing machine, flexural stress testing machine, universal testing machine, etc.. These machines are specially introduced to test the mechanical properties of our continuous fiber reinforced composite products, including CFRT tapes, CFRT sheets (thermoplastic composite sheets), honeycomb sandwich panels and so on. Let’s take glass fiber reinforced PA66 for example. The tested property includes tensile strength, tensile modulus, flexural strength, and flexural modulus, and the test result is shown below.

property PA66 (GF:0%) SFT-PA66 (GF:50%) LFT-PA66 (GF:50%) CFRT-PA66 (GF:50%) Unit
Tensile Strength 70 192 254 400 MPa
Tensile Modulus 2.8  / 18 21.8 GPa
Flexural Strength 100 295 405 590 MPa
Flexural Modulus 2.4 11.4 17 22.8 GPa

Note1: SFT-Short Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic, LFT-Long Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic, CFRT-Continuous Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic

Note2: GF:0%-PA66 without reinforcement, GF:50%-50% SFT/LFT/CFRT reinforced

 

According to the test, we can see that, reinforced PA66 is stronger than that of not reinforced, and long fiber is stronger than short fiber, all of which, however, are far beyond CFRT (continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite) PA66, no matter in tensile or flexural properties.

Besides PA66, we are also producing other CFRT materials like unidirectional tapes, thermoplastic composite sheets, honeycomb sandwich panels, and thermoplastic sandwich panels. All of them are made of continuous fiber reinforced composite.

 

CFRT Advantages

High strength

High impact resistance

Lightweight

Recyclable

 

Future CFRT

“The market for continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites has experienced exceptional growth in recent years… the growth rate in 2002 was 93%”

“Historically, continuous fiber reinforced composites were used in niche applications in aerospace and military only. But in recent years, the market has exploded in automotive, sporting, transportation, industrial and other applications. The demand has been driven by a variety of aerospace, automotive and truck applications.”

 

CFRT Raw Materials

Resins:

PP

PET

PA

PC

PPS

PEI

Fibers:

Glass fiber

Carbon fiber

Kevlar fiber

Basalt fiber

Additives:

Antioxidant

UV stabilization

Flame retardant agent

Custom color