Manufacturing the next generation of high performance composite materials bringing revolutionary productivity, property, & performance improvements to end products
Fibrtec is the sole global commercial producer of flexible prepreg continuous thermoplastic composites, which is uniquely conformable and available in a wide spectrum of the resins and fibers of choice. Additionally, has a unique position to offer a proprietary true nano-size carbon nanotube-based polymer composites, with unique differentiation due to the purity, stability and dispersion of proprietary nanotubes.
Fibrtec, is experiencing unprecedented traction in the automotive and aviation industries, because of FibrFlex™ ‘s inherent competitive advantage as an alternative to metals and other composites. It is the globally unique commercially available flexible prepreg (tow) yarn that can be woven into fabrics for complex structures and offered in the full spectrum of fibers and resins of choice.
Fibrtec has licensed the exclusive IP rights of short-multiwall Carbon Nanotube (CNT) Ros-1™ product, and is embarking in replicating the manufacturing of this differentiated product in Texas, and is leveraging its superior properties when dispersed in polymer composites. Aggressive scaling of the capacity for both platforms lines are being established in its newly acquired 50,000 square foot building on a 10 acre lot, which is part of the 88-acre Atlanta Business Park
Background: Nanotechnology is the process of recreating matter from scratch at the nano level and though it exists in nature, the recent emergence of new nano tools and processes have made it possible to profile and manipulate matter at the nano level. It is not a single industry but a “General Purpose Technology” (GPT) and like electricity it is impacting directly or indirectly every other industry sector. Though it can be approached from top-down by working any material down to the nano level for incremental property improvements, the bottom up approach is the one that yields the revolutionary breakthroughs. It involves the dispersion into any material some special building blocks such as carbon black based nanomaterial, like carbon nanotubes(“CNTs”). Using the bottom up approach, these novel nanostructures impute breakthrough material properties, such as electrical and thermal conductivity, strength, stiffness and toughness, that are not present at their traditional natural state.Fibrtec, an emerging leader in advanced manufacturing of flexible continuous thermoplastic composites platform (“thermoplastics”) with a globally unchallenged competitive advantage due to its propriety IP and trade secrets. Specifically, Fibrtec has the unique ability to offer commercially an intermediate flexible “prepreg”, trademarked FibrFlex, by impregnating with a polymer/resin of choice the continuous fiber bundle (“tow”), which can subsequently be converted to woven and braided fabric.
Fibrtec’s license of Rosseter Holdings Ltd. (RHL), a leading producer of high quality true Short Carbon Multi-Wall CNTs (“sh-MWCNTs”), Ros-1™ with global equity and market recognition, has propelled Fibrtec into yet a stronger manufacturing leadership position by the new ability to leverage its current market traction in continuous thermoplastic composites.