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ABOUT THE TPAC

The ThermoPlastic composites Application Center in the Netherlands, is an independent innovation, research and development center that aims at the understanding of thermoplastic composites and their manufacturing processes on an applied research level.

The TPAC is focused on the application of thermoplastic composites and related technology by developing proofs of concept for SMEs. The TPAC provides a breeding ground for regional and national companies who want to innovate with thermoplastic composites by offering access to expertise and manufacturing facilities.

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RESEARCH AREAS

Research conducted in the TPAC follows the underlying trinity of design, materials and processes. Special attention is given to composite materials, in particular the application of fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites. The main research areas of the TPAC are:

PROCESSING

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Research and development of cost-effective processes, integrating thermoplastic composites in existing and new processes

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AUTOMATION

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Automation and integration of manufacturing processes to allow for further cost-effectiveness and increased quality and productivity

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RECYCLING

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Development of innovative material, processing and design solutions for reuse of thermoplastic composite or waste in existing and new products

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OUR PROJECT PARTNERS

TPAC is a non-profit organisation collaborating in research projects with industrial (especially SMEs) and scientific partners. In addition, we aim at increasing the level of understanding of the possibilities for thermoplastic composites by organizing courses and symposia on selected topics.

Interested in working together?

Is your company interested to get involved and work together in a research project? Then get in touch with us and fill in our contact form!

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