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North Thin Ply Technology showcases unique Thin Ply Prepregs and other composite technologies for performance sports at JEC World 2017

20th February 2017, Renens, Switzerland: North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT™) (Booth F5) a world leader in lightweight prepreg materials and other composite technologies, will showcase its range of Thin Ply Prepregs, processing technologies and products for performance sports at JEC World 2017.

As a sister company to the North Technology Group, and as inventors of the 3Di technology for North Sails’ grand prix yacht racing sails, NTPT’s composite technology is renowned within the world of sport where equipment technology is integral to performance.

At JEC World 2017, NTPT will be presenting new materials for the Autosport market and a fully automated manufacturing process for tubular structures.

Thin Ply for Autosport

NEW TP135 for Structural Parts

Launching this year at JEC World, ThinPreg™ TP135 is a unique epoxy prepreg system delivering an unparalleled set of composite properties, previously unavailable in ultra-low fibre weight prepreg materials (30gsm upwards).

Developed in collaboration with the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, TP135 provides a powerful combination of market leading compression after impact (approx. 300MPa on a quasi-isotropic intermediate modulus laminate) and exceptional strength properties (1st ply failure at >900MPa for UD ThinPreg™ TP135 QI laminates with IM fibre)

Specifically tailored for highly loaded applications such as Aerospace, F1 and other autosport structural parts, where properties after impact are a key design driver, TP135 components are the ultimate in lightweight strength.

NEW NTPT Composite Tube Manufacturing Process

First application in Golf

NTPT’s new composite tube manufacturing process combines precise control of the fibre lay-up angles and the enhanced properties of NTPT Thin Ply prepregs. The result is high quality symmetrically stiff tubes which can be optimized to meet exacting and demanding design requirements. A focus of the process development was to keep costs low so re-shoring composite manufacture to Europe and the US is now a real option for customers.

This innovative process is ideal for any tubular structure where weight, performance and cost are critical factors, and include applications such as automotive drive shafts, windsurf masts and golf shafts.

The fully automated tube manufacturing process produces perfectly concentric carbon golf shafts that are set to take the golfing world by storm. The shafts were recently launched under the brand name TPT Golf™ at The Evian 2016, by professional golfer Lydia Ko, who used a TPT Golf™ driver shaft to win her silver medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Test drive our shaft with a Leadbetter Golf Academy-affiliated coach.

Visitors to NTPT at JEC (Hall 5A, Booth F5) can find out more about this innovative tube manufacturing process, and try out the revolutionary medal-winning TPT Golf™ shafts on the booth’s interactive driving range!

Each ‘player’ will receive a personalized analysis, and those at the top of the Leaderboard each day will win a TPT Golf™ shaft worth 700 USD!

For more in depth analysis, personal coaching sessions are available every afternoon at the show with a Leadbetter Golf Academy-affiliated coach. Sessions last 15 minutes. Book your slot now by emailing sales@thinplytechnology.com