As the global leader in lightweighting, Continental Structural Plastics offers an array of thermoset technologies that provide significant weight savings over steel or aluminum while reducing tooling costs and improving design flexibility. Our advanced thermoset technologies include:
Sheet Molding Compound (SMC)
World leader in SMC production – annual production volume exceeds 85,000 tons.
Low VOC formulas.
Intumescent and phenolic systems for flamability, thermal runaway.
Proprietary, award-winning TCA Ultra Lite Class A material.
Patented vacuum molding and bonding systems.
Polyester, vinyl ester and soy compounds available.
Resin Transfer Molding (RTM)
Advanced development centers in the United States and Europe.
System automation for increased production volume capability.
Improved cycle times through ongoing validation of highly reactive resin systems.
Pre-preg Compression Molding (PCM)
Used with a variety of materials, including glass and carbon fiber.
Enables the production of complex shapes and angles.
Offers Class A finish capabilities where needed.
Production cycle times under 5 minutes already in place.