COMPOSITE GO AHEAD

EUROPEAN LEADER IN HIGH PERFORMANCE TECHNICAL PARTS MANUFACTURED THANKS TO THE FILAMENT WINDING PROCESS – GLASS OR CARBON FIBER / EPOXY RESIN

PLASTICON COMPOSITES GROUP

PLASTICON COMPOSITES GROUP

Plasticon Composites group is specialized in the fabrication of composite-made tanks and silos. Our industrial boilermaking savoir-faire is at your disposal to provide solutions to your storage and process needs. Working on the different markets of French and International industries, Plasticon Composites is now considered a major actor in plastic boilermaking and anti-corrosion solutions. The composite materials knowledge to design polyester resin devices is essential for Plasticon Composites and a constant study of the technological evolution in the plastic boilermaking field is the key to our effectiveness. We care about our customers’ industrial problems, that’s why Plasticon France attaches importance to the quality of your composite-made devices. To this end, our Food Contact Certificate confers an essential rigor on our working methods. 

The Glass-reinforced Plastics, also called GRP or FRP (Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastics), SVR (Stratifié Verre Résine), GFK (Glasfaserverstärkter Kunststoff), RTRP (Reinforced Thermosetting Resin Plastics), RTP (Reinforced Thermoset Plastics), are among the most important components in our products. The glass-reinforced plastics are used for their great mechanical resistance, their lightness, their faculty to resist corrosion and temperature, their thermal insulation properties, their smooth internal surface, the fact that they can be easily shaped into complex forms and repaired, and their profitability. Plenty of design departments and manufacturers use composite material equipment and believe they can make sure of their lifespan thanks to a quality resin.

And yet…

Unlike boilermakers who transform standardized metals, composite boilermakers make their own material putting together various components : glass, carbon or synthetic reinforcements, resin, catalyst.

Plasticon Composites stands up for its choice to work with leading suppliers. Here are a few words of explanation :

  • Chemical resistant glass to reinforce the anti-corrosion protection.
  • Reinforcements size to guarantee a perfect cohesion with the molecular matrix.
  • Resins selected for their ability to keep away from stored media and inter-molecular spaces which prevent chemical products to damage the equipment structure.
  • Resins selected for their mechanical characteristics and their sustainability, for example lengthening

 

 

PLASTICON COMPOSITES GRE

“HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE TECHNICAL PARTS” DEPARTMENT
Plasticon Composites is located in Dompierre sur Yon and accommodates a department which is specifically dedicated to the fabrication of high performance composite parts. Our filament winding technology consists in putting a fiber (made of glass, carbon or others) which is impregnated under constant tension, on a rotating mandrel made of chrome-plated steel. The winding is helical for the fabrication of tubes. It can also be circumferential to get ferrules, or polar for hollow capacities. The resin cross-linking (epoxide matrix) is initiated by heat, or when the part is placed inside a sterilizer. The impregnation process can be in situ (impregnating bath) or beforehand with the help of a prepreg wick or ribbon.

The multiplication of folds creates complete composite layers. Thanks to this method, we can create technical, economical and reliable solutions such as structural parts for the shipbuilding field, pressure housings for the oceanographic research (deep sea), structural connecting rods, transmission shafts, columns for firefighting systems (offshore platforms), pneumatic cylinders (housings)… By your side, our team of experts not only assists you from the technical definition of the part to the tests, but also during the fabrication of the prototypes, the size calculation by finite elements, the choice of the materials, the standardization, the quality control…

CONTACT US

Plasticon Composite France
16, rue Robert Schuman, F-85170 Dompierre/Yon
Phone: +33 (0)2 51 34 17 18 – Fax: +33 251 341 402
E-mail: trade@plasticoncomposites.com

OUR OPENING HOURS

Open from Monday to Friday
9 am to 12.30 pm  / 2 pm to 5 pm

OUR SKILLS

MEN

Our team gathers technicians, machine supervisors and operators, engineers, who are all highly experienced in the composite material field, its very specific fabrication and standardization methods. Skills in structures, winding angles, and fiber/resin rates, dimensional tolerance, cure time, surface conditions... are the keywords for those men and women.

MACHINES

A whole range of mandrels (from 21.5 mm to 450 mm in diameter), 5 digital-control winding machines (from 3 m to 8.5 m) including a 5-axe machine dedicated to the polar winding process (for accumulator-type parts). A machine and completion parc. A test bench. An internal laboratory.

MATERIALS

The reinforcement fibers exploited in our workshops are E-type glass fibers, or polyacrylonitrile-based carbon fibers (PAN). The resin (matrix) is an epoxide-type resin made from bisphenol. We work with leaders such as Owens Corning, Dow Plastics, Reichhold, Routtand, Ashland, Hetron, Polynt, Alliancys, Toho Tenax.

OUR TEAM

Our « composite technical parts » department relies on a young, dynamic and highly-qualified team. The proximity we share with our customers, our intimate knowledge of their export or after-sales service problems, our sense of service and reactivity, are shared values we try hard to defend every day.

Main members of our team, from left to right : Clément CHATELLIER (development director in composite solutions - License IMOCP) / Bernard ROBIN (turner-miller) / Jocelain DURET (production Manager GRE) / Samuel METAIS (polyvalent operator) / Tony BAUDRY (machine supervisor) / Bruno LUCAS (machine supervisor) / Franck BOUTET (sales manager GRE) / Audrey Louineau (administrative and commercial assistant - export) / Absent on the photo : Françoise MAZOUIN (completion operator) / Paul-Emmanuel De Becquevort (research engineer) / Jean-Yves Olivré (technical manager Plasticon France).

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