Bayer MaterialScience Acquires Composite Materials Specialist

The acquisition marks the company’s entry into composites manufacturing with performance plastic polycarbonate

Thermoplast Composite GmbH was established in 2007 and currently has twelve employees. In addition to performance fibre composites with a thermoplastic matrix, the company also specialises in ultra-lightweight foams and engineering services.

The takeover of TCG gives Bayer MaterialScience access to technology and knowledge along with key patents and facilities. All employees are to be retained and the company plans to expand TCG’s production capacity, the first step being to expand production in the Nuremberg region.

With the new purchase the company intends to heavily promote composites made from continuous fibre-reinforced thermoplastics and is already active in the development and marketing of composite solutions based on polyurethane systems.

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