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TPT

prototype and series parts. Multiplast
is currently approaching suppliers of
composite products (resins, prepregs,
specific fibres) who are certified for
the defence and aerospace sector to
help them organize the use of the
TPT® versions of their products.
Multiplast specializes in out-of-autoclave prepreg moulding and has Europe's largest 200°C class oven. With
TPT®, Multiplast is adding another
string to its bow and fleshing out its
offering in mover markets. n
More information:
www.multiplast.eu

Fig. 5: TPT® ATL layup head in operation

QI laminate
- 10 times longer life span - notched
QI laminate
The detailed testing methods were
presented at the 19th ICCM in Montreal in July 2013 [3].

rated. The machine will be delivered
with a new version of the preform
design software and of the preform
inventory and production management system (outlife, quality control
and traceability).

TPT®: from Formula 1 to
industrial and marine
applications at Multiplast

Multiplast is the sole French distributor of TPT® for racing boats. It has
observed a strong interest for the
technology among its industrial customers: Thalès and Airbus have both
clearly signalled a desire to test and
use the product. Customers are choosing TPT® for more and more of their

The interest of TPT® has not escaped
either the Formula 1 sector or Southern Spars, a manufacturer of carbon
masts. Some F1 teams use it on strategic parts for their racing cars, and in
2011, Southern Spars in New Zealand
installed a TPT® ATL machine that is
now used routinely.
Multiplast was won over by the potential of the process and will install
an NTPT-supplied ATL machine in
Vannes in December 2013. This will
provide the opportunity to refurbish
the oldest of its three air-conditioned
1500-m² workshops, including the
installation of an ISO-8-class cleanroom. NTPT will deliver a fourthgeneration ATL machine with a
versatile layup head and the capability
to lay up short lengths of tape and to
cut preforms. The preform production rate will be higher than for earlier
machines, and an intermediate precompacting device will be incorpo-

Fig. 6: Groupama Sailing Team's victory

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http://www.multiplast.eu

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013

Cover
Edito
Point of view: global player
Contents
Agenda of Events
COMPANY & BUSINESS In Brief
APPLICATIONS
Industrial
Security
Automotive
MARKET
Trends
Bio-based
Basalt
FEATURE MARINE
Simulation
High-performance
TPT
Natural fibre
Core materials
Hybrid composite
China
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Curing agent
Delamination
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATIONS
P.U.
Services
VARTM
Metrology
Index
In the world
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - Edito
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - Point of view: global player
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - Contents
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - Agenda of Events
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - Ad1
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - Ad2
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - COMPANY & BUSINESS In Brief
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - Industrial
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 13
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - Security
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 15
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - Automotive
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 17
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - Trends
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - Bio-based
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - Basalt
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - Simulation
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 24
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 25
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - High-performance
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 28
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 29
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - TPT
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 32
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - Natural fibre
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 34
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 35
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - Core materials
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 37
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - Hybrid composite
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 39
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - China
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - Curing agent
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 42
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 43
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - Delamination
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 45
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 46
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 47
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - P.U.
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 50
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - Services
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 52
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 53
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - VARTM
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - 55
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - Metrology
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - Index
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #84 - October 2013 - In the world
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