Processing Options

Thermoforming

Tepex® processing in a reproducible process by rubber or matched metal press forming enables mass-manufacturing of three-dimensional parts of continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastics with low cycle times.

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The Tepex® sheet is clamped and fixed in the forming press, heated to a pliable forming temperature, formed to a specific shape in a mold, and trimmed to create a usable product.


Forming pressure starts from 5 bar, since Tepex® materials are already fully impregnated.


Process cycle times significantly below 1 minute can be achieved.
Surface characteristics can be optimized with Tepex® optilite materials processed with rapid heating and cooling tool technology.

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