Production of FRP Components

There are a variety of methods for manufacturing fiber-reinforced plastic components. Schmalz provides solutions for every step of the process.

RTM Process

In the RTM method of manufacturing FRP components, the preform is injected with a mixture of resin and hardener.

Prepreg Processing

The sticky prepreg sheets are stacked in layers and then cured in a hot press.

Hot Pressing of SMC

The rubbery, pasty material already contains all the necessary ingredients for producing a FRP component. The semi-finished product is liquefied at high temperatures and then pressed into the desired shape.

Thermoplastic Processes

In thermoplastic processes, organo sheets are first heated up, formed and often back injected with plastic.