CFRT (continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite) is a new composite material of high strength, high stiffness and high toughness that is widely used in automobile, aerospace, military and electronics. Its reinforcement material is continuous fiber that includes glass fiber, carbon fiber, aramid fiber, plant fiber and basalt fiber. It takes thermoplastic resin as its matrix, such as PP, PE, PA6, PA66, PC, PET, TPU, PPS, PEEK, etc.. According to different property and molding methods, the reinforcement material can be either UD (unidirectional tape) or fabrics.
Although long and short fibers are still taking priority of the thermoplastic composite market, continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite (CFRT) keeps growing rapidly in recent worldwide business. International industry magnates have already listed CFRT composite and its related corporations on the objectives of their first development. The acquisition of Bond-Laminates in Germany by Lanxess, QPC by Mitsubishi and Tencate in Netherland by Toray, together with the newly launched CFRT composite by Hanwha, BASF, Covestro, Ineos and other giants in chemical industries also witnessed the ascendant of CFRT.