• 11:45-12:10
  • Room 2 - Carousel

Practice-oriented Optimisation of the LFT Pultrusion Process for High Performance Materials

  • Sabine Schneider
  • FEDDEM GmbH & Co. KG

The technology of LFT pultrusion lines for production of LFT-G long pellets has been around for several decades. FEDDEM took a fresh look at the details of the main line components to improve performance and handling. It resulted in unparalleled narrow tolerances in fibre contents in the pellets (in the area of ± 1,5%) at industry-leading take-off speeds of up to 60 m/min.
This was made possible by employing a patented twin-impregnation-die design that also helps to reduce waste during start-up of the process. Maintenance access is now lateral without the need for entering the space between extruder and strand handling equipment.