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1. (WO2018102529) FIBER MAT FORMATION FOR STRUCTURAL APPLICATIONS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/102529    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/063903
Publication Date: Fri Jun 08 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Dec 01 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: B29C 70/30
B29B 9/06
B29B 9/16
B29B 13/08
Applicants: CONTINENTAL STRUCTURAL PLASTICS, INC.
Inventors: GUHA, Probir, Kumar
BONTE, Philippe
TOITGANS, Marc-philippe
BOYER, Dominique
BOIVIN, Gaetan
Title: FIBER MAT FORMATION FOR STRUCTURAL APPLICATIONS
Abstract:
A process for forming a mat containing a fiber filler including providing one or more sources of extended length fiber; feeding the one or more sources of extended length fiber simultaneously to an automated cutting machine to produce chopped tow fibers; separating the chopped fiber tow into individual chopped fibers that form a fiber filler; coating the fiber filler with a binder; depositing the fiber filler on a first sheet of thermoplastic; covering the fiber filler with a second sheet of thermoplastic to form a stack; and moving the stack to a treatment chamber to form a fiber mat.