SKYi Composites Pvt. Ltd is part of the SKYi Group and its corporate headquarters is the city of Pune in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The company’s portfolio focuses on the production of innovative, environmentally friendly and sustainable biopolymers and composites, in particular long-fiber and continuous-reinforced thermoplastics, so-called LFTs. The products and the sustainability concept fit perfectly with the corporate credo of BÜFA Thermoplastic Composites – which makes SKYi Composites the ideal partner.
Long-fiber-reinforced thermoplastics (LFTs) are of great importance, especially in the automotive industry. This is because they are uncomplicated to process by injection molding. Another advantage of LFTs is that they offer the possibility of weight reduction while maintaining high load-bearing capacity.
LFTs are manufactured using an extrusion process that SKYi has patented. This technology, developed by SKYi, produces long glass fibers embedded in impregnated polymer granules. The resulting material is suitable for injection molding, sheet pressing and extrusion molding.
In this innovative technique, fiber strands are drawn through a polymer melt and embedded in a polymer matrix during this process. During the cooling process, these strands are granulated. Due to the possibility of choosing different polymer matrices and fiber materials, the variety of possible LFT materials is large. The range of grades includes glass fiber and carbon fiber types.
Whether durability, stiffness, processability, surface finish or strength is paramount, SKYi’s wide range of long fiber composites enables many designs and application properties.
The special features of LFTs from SKYi:
In 2020, BÜFA Thermoplastics Composites expanded its portfolio to include the innovative and patented LFTs from SKYi. The BÜFA offshoot at the Oldenburg site deals with the distribution of renewable raw materials and semi-finished products made of long and continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastics and was able to win the leading manufacturer of LFTs as a partner. Innovative spirit and the sustainability concept make SKYi and BÜFA ideal collaboration partners.
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