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Title:
BLENDED FIBER MAT FORMATION FOR STRUCTURAL APPLICATIONS
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2018/102404
Kind Code:
A8
Abstract:
A process and system are provided for introducing a blend of chopped and dispersed fibers on an automated production line amenable for inclusion in molding compositions as a blended fiber mat for structural applications. The blend of fibers are simultaneously supplied to an automated cutting machine illustratively including a rotary blade chopper disposed above a vortex supporting chamber. The blend of chopped fibers and binder form a chopped mat. The chopped mat has a veil mat placed on either side, and is consolidated with the veil mat using heated rollers maintained at the softening temperature of thermoplastic binder, with consolidated mats being amenable to being stored in rolls or as flat sheets. A charge pattern is made using the consolidated mat, and the charge pattern can be compression molded in a mold maintained at a temperature lower than the melting point of the thermoplastic fibers.

Inventors:
GUHA, Probir, Kumar (6061 Eastmoor Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 48301, US)
BONTE, Philippe (25 Rue de la Pidaie, Pouance, Pouance, FR)
TOITGANS, Marc-Philippe (25 Rue de la Pidaie, Pouance, Pouance, FR)
BOYER, Dominique (25 Rue de la Pidaie, Pouance, Pouance, FR)
BOIVIN, Gaetan (25 Rue de la Pidaie, Pouance, Pouance, FR)
HARBONNIER, Anais (25 Rue de la Pidaie, Pouance, Pouance, FR)
Application Number:
US2017/063693
Publication Date:
August 01, 2019
Filing Date:
November 29, 2017
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
CONTINENTAL STRUCTURAL PLASTICS, INC. (255 Rex Boulevard, Auburn Hills, MI, 48326, US)
International Classes:
B29B9/14; B29B7/90; B29B9/16; B29B13/08; B29C70/12
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
GOLDSTEIN, Avery, N. (Blue Filament Law PLLC, 700 East Maple Road Suite 45, Birmingham MI, 48009, US)
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