Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) is the only company to offer TCA Ultra Lite®, a 1.2 specific‐gravity, Class A body panel material that meets OEM standards for surface quality and can withstand E‐coat oven conditions.
TCA Ultra Lite advanced composite is an award‐winning, low‐density material that offers the weight savings of aluminum at a lower cost while offering all of the benefits of our industry‐ proven Tough Class A composite.
Our Structural Ultra Lite™ material is 60 percent lighter than steel, and won’t dent, rust or corrode like a metal will. This material is ideal for structural applications, including pickup truck.
CSP is a world leader in lightweight, composite materials formulation, advanced product design and manufacturing.
CSP is North America’s largest manufacturer (85,000+ tons annually) and molder of composite materials including:
Advanced Composite Materials
Carbon Fiber (including CF RTM, Recycled CF and CF SMC)
Long Fiber Thermoplastic – Direct (LFT‐D)
Glass Mat Thermoplastic (GMT)
Pre‐preg compression molding (PCM)
Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, CSP has facilities in Indiana, Louisiana, Mexico, North Carolina, and Ohio in North America; France in Europe; and China in Asia‐Pacific.
CSP has been a design responsible, full‐service supplier for more than 25 years; product design data is released directly into several of our customers’ systems.
Our overall systems approach (CAE design optimization, raw material selection, molding process, bonding and prime/paint) results in the design and manufacturing of the highest quality composite parts in the marketplace.
CSP offers industry‐leading in‐house research and development:
High‐tech capabilities include FTIR/Infrared Spectroscopy, EDS/Energy Dispersive, X‐ray Spectroscopy, Optical and Scanning Electron Microscopy
Products and Applications
We serve the transportation, marine and industrial markets with a portfolio of thermoset and thermoplastic components that include:
Class A body panels
Pickup boxes and other structural components
Outboard motor engine covers and cowls
HVAC base pans; building construction and industrial components