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Creative Composites invests for growth

Creative Composites, the UK’s most advanced composites manufacturer, have ordered another state-of-the-art compression moulding press for their composites manufacturing facility in Northern Ireland. The new press will be used to meet growing demand for high quality composite components.

Creative Composites is the global composites supplier to one of the world’s largest forklift companies, based in USA with manufacturing plants across the globe. The company collaborates with global OEMs by providing a unique combination of expertise in composite design, efficient manufacturing and focused customer service.

The compression moulding process at Creative Composites provides a number of benefits to customers such as good part to part repeatability, low cycle times, ability to add many design features, excellent dimensional stability and efficient use of material.

Jonathan Holmes, Commercial Director at Creative Composites, stated "we are delighted to confirm that the company is expanding capacity by investing in a fourth compression moulding press. The press will generate 1,500T of moulding pressure and be capable of processing tools of up to 3 metres by 2 metres in size. The press will use the most advanced technology available within the industry and include innovative features such as an active levelling system which gives a superior surface finish. Another important feature is that the press has been specifically designed to reduce energy consumption by a massive 20%."

Jonathan continues, "Creative Composites has experienced significant growth. We are well placed to meet current demand following a substantial expansion to our factory as well as achieving TS16949 quality accreditation, and investment in this new press will also provide opportunities for the future. We are expanding in markets including material handling, automotive, medical and aerospace and look forward to exciting times ahead where the applications for composites are endless."

For more information on Creative Composites please call +44 (0)28 9267 3312 or visit www.creativecomposites.co.uk

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