CFRT (continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite) is a newly developed composite material of high strength, high stiffness, and high toughness that is widely used in automobiles, aerospace, military, and electronics. Its reinforcement material is the 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) tapes or fabrics. The two types of UD tapes are both available in TOPOLO T-UD series.
Although long and short fibers are still taking priority in 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 the Netherland by Toray, together with the newly launched CFRT composite by Hanwha, BASF, Covestro, Ineos, and other giants in chemical industries also witnessed the ascendence of CFRT.