Engineering plastics company Ensinger GmbH has taken over Swiss plastics processing company ‘next composites GmbH’.
Based in Otelfingen, near Zurich, next composites develops technologies for manufacturing products made of thermoplastic fibre composite materials.
According to a 15 May press release by Ensinger, next composites specialises in designing and processing the composite materials, creating prototypes and putting complete production lines into operation on behalf of its customers.
Ensinger already offers semi-finished products made of highly filled carbon fiber composite material and expects the process technologies from next composites will enhance the range of its technologies for manufacturing components.
Carbon reinforced thermoplastics are particularly suitable for lightweight construction applications in the automotive industry, in medical technology, and in mechanical engineering.
Sports goods such as bike components or winter sports equipment are an additional growth market for these modern materials.