Surface Generation, a provider of advanced composite processing technologies have signalled the start of an expansion in Asia with the opening of a dedicated compression moulding demonstration facility in Taiwan with partner UNIC Technology.
Both companies will work to bring Surface Generation’s production to the consumer electronics sector as an integrated processing solution. PtFS is unique in enabling thermoplastic composite components to be created in less than two minutes, dramatically improving the economic viability of using them in lightweight laptops, tablets and smartphones.
Ben Halford, Chief Executive at Surface Generation, comments:
There is huge potential for the PtFS process within consumer electronics, where manufacturers are looking for an economically viable way of mass-producing strong, lightweight components. Our agreement with UNIC Technology, one of the largest suppliers of materials into this sector, coupled with our new facility in Taiwan and the latest version of the PtFS process, will help accelerate this process.
Surface Generation and UNIC already work extensively in the Asia-Pacific region, and have opened the new facility to meet growing demand for carbon fibre based products from multi-national original equipment manufacturers. They expect to rapidly expand the facility, with up to 20 employees in the next year.