Q. What makes the TPF Thermoplastic Flowforming™ process so unique?

A. The TPF Thermoplastic Flowforming™ process is capable of fully automated production of medium to very large structural parts that are capable of competing against many wood, aluminum, steel and thermoset composite products. Through the use of thermoplastic resins and true long-fiber reinforcing, the process is capable of producing parts which are able to structurally compete with parts made from more traditional materials, while typically providing a significant weight and cost reduction, when compared to the part manufactured through current methods.

Q. What makes the TPF Thermoplastic Flowforming™ process so attractive?

A. Time and money. The demand for specialized plastic products and applications is rapidly growing. Manufacture of large structural parts, often with limited quantity requirements, and the ability to prototype are common problems experienced in many industries. The flexibility of the TPF Thermoplastic Flowforming™ process allows for a significant reduction of time and costs for many manufacturers and end-users who are seeking solutions to current requirements for their business needs.

Q. Where is Envirokare focusing its marketing efforts?

A. The following is a partial list of the industries to which Envirokare anticipates marketing the TPF Thermoplastic Flowforming™ technology in the foreseeable future:

  • Material Handling Industry - pallets of varying sizes, skids and platforms, bins, totes, containers, including ocean-going containers.
  • Transportation - truck decks, exterior skins, interior skins, truck frames and trailers.
  • Marine Industry - ashore and afloat.
  • Automotive Industry - bumper beams, body parts and oil pans.
  • Construction Industry - beams, trusses, roofing panels, interior panels, exterior panels, fencing, decking and forms
  • Military - sabot, submarine parts, radomes, reflectors, helicopter parts, military enclosures, and dunnage.
  • Telecommunications Industry - microwave transmitters and collectors.

Q. Are there environmental advantages to utilizing the TPF Thermoplastic Flowforming™ process?

A. Yes, there are environmental advantages to utilizing the TPF Thermoplastic Flowforming™ process. The thermoplastic resins used in manufacturing many of the parts made from the TPF Thermoplastic Flowforming™ process can either be recycled or virgin resins. In addition, the use of recycled materials reduces the demand for virgin materials made from petroleum products, while decreasing the plastic waste stream into our landfills. Also, the TPF Thermoplastic Flowforming™ Process does not emit any VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), which are present in the manufacture of thermoset composites.





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