Formaplex Opens New R&D Facility

Formaplex have have opened a new, 3,000sq.ft composites R&D facility as well as added people to its composites team.

Leading the newly restructured Formaplex Composites Division is Ian Wilson, a founding director of the company, who has gained a wealth of composites experience over the past 12 years. Adding to that the company have bolstered its technical sales capacity with the addition of two new staff members. The new members are a specialist manufacturing engineer and a new Business Development Manager.

A key focus for the new Composites Division will be to expand the company’s market share in aerospace and defence as well as continuing to grow its activities in motorsport. The Division will have new composites machining capacity and the new Formaplex R&D facility at its disposal.

The 3,000sq.ft R&D facility will focus on out-of-autoclave processes, including resin infusion, RTM and pressing, plus the use of thermoplastics with composite dry fibres. It is already working on a number of projects in various sectors, including automotive.


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