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1. (WO2018087357) MOULDING PROCESS AND APPARATUS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/087357    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/079029
Publication Date: Fri May 18 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Nov 14 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: B29C 70/88
B29C 71/00
B29C 70/14
B29C 45/00
B29K 105/00
B29K 105/14
Applicants: JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED
Inventors: THIRLAWAY, George
Title: MOULDING PROCESS AND APPARATUS
Abstract:
The present disclosure relates to a moulding process for moulding a component (1; 5). A plastics material (2) having electrically charged fibres (3) dispersed therein is introduced into a mould cavity (11). An electric field (F) is generated in said mould cavity (11) to apply an electrostatic force to said electrically charged fibres (3) to modify their position and/or orientation. The present disclosure also relates to a component (1; 5); and to a mould (12).