prepreg machine manufacturer

Thermolastic Prepreg Machine Manufacturer

Our self-developed UD prepreg machine is suitable for producing thermoplastic composite sheets.

Prepreg tape can be used in aerospace, automation manufacturing ,reinforced thermoplastic pipe(RTP),thermoplastic composite pipe (TCP)and so on.

  • Hot Melt Prepreg Machine Suit for PP/PET/PC/PA6 etc. Resin
  • Fiber: Glass Fiber, Carbon Fiber, Basalt Fiber, Aramid Fiber
  • Production Method: Hot Melt  Impregnation
  • Uni-Directional Prepreg Tape Thickness:0.15-0.45mm
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Your Most Trustworthy Thermoplastic Prepreg Machine Manufacturer

Jota Machinery is committed to providing thermoplastic hot melt UD prepreg machine ,carbon fiber prepreg machine, unidirectional prepreg tape slitting machines, prepreg slitting machine , aerospace narrow tape slitting and winding machines and other composite material equipment for research companies, institutions, and aerospace companies.

We have a history of more than 10 years in the research and development and production of CFRT composite equipment.

The companies that Jota Machinery has served all praise us for our professionalism and equipment that can meet their needs.

thermoset carbon fiber prepreg machine

1300mm Width Thermoset Carbon Fiber Prepreg System

The thermoset prepreg system adopts 2-step manufacturing process

The 1st step coating the epoxy resin into silicon release paper to produce the filmer.

The 2nd step is compounding the continuous carbon fiber or woven fabric with filmer bypass the heating and pressing roller while laminated the PE film to produce prepreg.

JT-SLT-900E 370
A uni-directional tape slitting machine is a specialized equipment used in the manufacturing of composite materials. It is designed to cut uni-directional tapes into narrower widths with high precision and accuracy.The machine's automated process also ensures consistent and repeatable tape widths, enhancing the quality of the final product.
AFP narrow tape 370
The narrow tape format of the 6.35mm prepreg allows for greater flexibility in the placement of the fibers, enabling manufacturers to create complex geometries with high accuracy and consistency. This makes it an ideal material for applications in the aerospace, automotive, and other high-performance industries where lightweight, durable, and high-strength components are essential.
Frame type slitting machine 370
Uni-directional tapes consist of continuous fibers that are arranged in a single direction and impregnated with resin. These tapes are commonly used in the aerospace, automotive, and sports industries for their high strength-to-weight ratio and excellent mechanical properties. The uni-directional tape slitting machine allows manufacturers to customize the width of the tape to suit specific project requirements, enabling efficient material utilization and cost savings.
CFRT UD tape prepreg machine
A thermoplastic prepreg machine is a specialized piece of equipment used in the production of composite materials. It is designed to manufacture prepreg materials, which consist of fibers (such as carbon, glass, or aramid) pre-impregnated with thermoplastic resin.
honeycomb composites panel
Compared to traditional honeycomb panels made of aluminum or other metals, thermoplastic PP honeycomb panels are easier to process and have a lower environmental impact due to the recyclability of the material. They also offer superior resistance to moisture, chemicals, and UV radiation, making them a popular choice for outdoor and marine applications.
SRTP Pipeline: PP coated steel wire mesh tape manufacutring line
PP/PE coated steel wire mesh tape is a specialized material used in the manufacturing of reinforced thermoplastic pipes (RTP). It consists of a steel wire mesh coated with a layer of PP (polypropylene) and PE (polyethylene) material. The wire mesh provides high strength and stiffness, while the thermoplastic coating offers excellent resistance to corrosion, chemicals, and UV radiation.

Special Design (4)

  • vibration roving spreading

    There are 2 groups of yarn rolling rollers, each with 5 rollers.

    The first group consists of 2 fixed rollers, 1 roller that can vibrate up and down, and 2 rollers that vibrate horizontally.

    The second group consists of 3 fixed rollers and 2 vibrating rollers.

    The vibration frequency can be adjusted as a whole and in groups.

  • towpreg winding

    Towpreg is made from continuous carbon fiber directly impregnate with thermoset resin.

    The whole process without sliting process so the fiber could not be broken.

    The winding axis support customize from 4-32 quantity. The high precision towpreg is the ideal raw material for automated fiber placement machine.

  • online thickness scanner

    The infrared thickness gauge is a high-precision infrared thickness gauge from the United States NDC, which can realize online monitoring and real-time display of resin weight.

    The X-ray thickness gauge from France SCANTECH is recommended, which can detect the total thickness of the prepreg in real time.

  • carbon fiber air expanding shaft

    A lightweight solution is necessary for 6-inch or 12-inch air shafts with a length of 1300mm.

    Carbon fiber is an ideal raw material for weight reduction.

    Choosing our carbon fiber air shafts can significantly save your operators time in loading.

Machine Configuration (4)

  • PLC 370

    Siemens PLC is a sophisticated and user-friendly programming language that enables you to interface with your machine, control operations, and construct a variety of applications.

    Every industry and factory needs a fundamental understanding of Siemens PLC.

  • YASKAWA Inverter 370

    YASKAWA is a global leader in the manufacture of frequency inverters for medium-voltage drives.

    The company’s technology and services provide a comprehensive solution for industrial electric applications, assuring dependability and efficiency.

  • 0615 Schneider Swicher 370

    The Schneider Low Power Switcher is one of the market’s most inventive and effective power suppliers.

    When compared to a typical linear power supply, it offers a highly efficient switching architecture that reduces energy usage by up to 70%.

  • Siemens HMI 370

    Human Machine Interface (HMI) software from Siemens allows humans to connect with industrial processes, making work simpler and safer.

    It streamlines machine operation, boosts production, and assures regulatory compliance.

Our Service

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Shaftless Unwinding Stand
Shaftless unwinder is a special design for unwinding heavy jumbo roll.The max unwinding diamater can reach 1200mm. You can use remote controller to lift the jumbo roll easily.
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Banana Roller
Banana roller is a roller with arc. Slitted paper can ben spreaded before enter the rewinding working section. Overlapping issue can be avoided by banana roller.
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Upper Slitting Blade
Slitting unit is the important unit in our thermal paper slitting machine. Jumbo roll can be evenly divided into the slitting width you requested.
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Lower Slitting Blade
Lower slitting blade can said is a tool for you to adjust the slitting width. You can add or remove some aluminum spacer to combine into different width .
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Automatic Tail Cutter And Gluer
Automatic tail cutter and gluer is a patented device of Jota Machinery. You do not need to stick the tail to thermal paper roll. We extremely recommended for you.
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Meter Counter
Meter counter use for measure the length you have rewinded. The whole data is shows on HMI touch screen. You can adjust the rewinding diameter by changing the meter you want to rewind.
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Korea client
Kim Jung From Korea
Touma From Japan
Touma From Japan
Walter from Germany
Walter from Germany
Joseph from USA
Joseph from USA
Luan from South Africa
Luan from South Africa
Fayez from Saudi Arabia
Fayez from Saudi Arabia
Johan from Sweden
Johan from Sweden
Mr.Tsai from Taiwan
Mr.Tsai from Taiwan

Leading China Thermoplastic Prepreg Machine Manufacturer

Prepreg(pre-preg)or pre-impregnated composite fibers represents an advanced category of polymer composites composed of a matrix and reinforcement materials.

Based on the type of resin utilized, prepregs are classified into two primary categories: thermoplastic and thermoset.

Typically, the production process involves hot-melt impregnation, which ensures optimal resin distribution and fiber integration.

Various reinforcement fibers, such as carbon fiber, fiberglass, aramid fiber (Kevlar), and basalt fiber, are employed in the impregnation process to enhance the material properties.

Due to their superior strength, lightweight characteristics, and durability, prepregs are extensively used in industries such as aerospace, automotive, sports equipment manufacturing, and automated fiber placement machine(AFP).

Jota Machinery entered the continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic (CFRT) industry in 2001, based in Wenzhou city.

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Thermoplastic UD Tape Slitting Machine

A leading Chinese automotive manufacturing enterprise consulted us to determine whether our slitting machine could cut fiberglass thermoplastic UD (uni-directional) tape, a specialized composite made from continuous fiberglass and resins. We requested the client to send a roll of UD tape for testing.

As a professional slitting machine manufacturer in the flexible packaging sector, we identified that changing the blade material could make it suitable for prepreg tape.

Consequently, we customized the slitting blade with our supplier. The testing confirmed that the UD tape was cut perfectly with a neat surface and no fiber breakage.

This successful test marked Jota Machinery’s entry into the UD tape slitting machine market two decades ago.

320 ud tape slitting machine

After years of dedicated effort, our UD tape slitting machine now commands 80% of the market in China.

In 2021, recognizing rapid market changes, we devised a new growth strategy for the company. As part of this strategy, we developed a first-generation fiberglass thermoplastic prepreg machine utilizing the hot-melt extrusion impregnation method.

The 1st-generation thermoplastic prepreg machine features an innovative second-floor platform design, with the extruder strategically positioned above the prepreg system.

This arrangement optimizes the casting dip molding process, ensuring superior impregnation and significantly reducing macula in the UD tape.

The up-extrusion design offers high-precision impregnation, aligning the impregnation width precisely with the roving distribution width, thereby minimizing waste when using edge trimmers.

fiber spreading unit

This method is specifically effective for low-temperature resins such as polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE).

Our up-extrusion thermoplastic UD prepreg machine is capable of accommodating widths ranging from 300 mm to 1500 mm, producing UD tape with a fiberglass content of 60%-70% and a thickness of 0.2-0.3 mm.

In 2022, China National Building Material Co., Ltd. (CNBM) approached us to manufacture continuous fiber reinforced PA UD tape for automotive manufacturing.

In response, we developed a down-extrusion method where the extruder is strategically positioned along the impregnation prepreg line.
new prepreg machine

This configuration ensures that the resin and fibers are enclosed within a sealed mold, thereby enhancing insulation and contributing to the production of high-quality UD tape.

In 2023, we introduced a laboratory-scale thermoplastic carbon fiber prepreg machine utilizing the hot-melt extrusion impregnation method.

This specialized equipment is designed to process continuous carbon fiber reinforced with high-temperature resins such as PA, PC, PEEK, and PPS.

The resulting UD tape is tailored for applications in aerospace and laptop manufacturing, offering enhanced performance and durability.

carbon fiber prepreg machine

Jota Machinery specializes in providing comprehensive services for continuous fiber reinforced composites, covering everything from impregnation to double belt press operations and slitting services.

For any inquiries related to these services or you are seeking for a reliable prepreg machine manufacturer, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

What is Prepreg Used For?

prepregs are a high-performance composite material that offers excellent mechanical properties, low weight, and versatility.

They are widely used in aerospace, automotive, and other high-performance industries for their consistent quality and superior performance.

With the continued development of new resin systems and fiber technologies, prepregs are expected to play an increasingly important role in the future of advanced materials.

An Overview of Common Types of Thermoplastic Resin

Here are some common types of thermoplastic resins along with their abbreviations:

  1. Polyethylene (PE): PE is a lightweight and durable thermoplastic resin that is commonly used in packaging, automotive components, and consumer goods.
  2. Polypropylene (PP): PP is a thermoplastic resin known for its excellent chemical resistance and high strength-to-weight ratio. It is often used in automotive parts, medical devices, and consumer goods.
  3. Polycarbonate (PC): PC is a strong and transparent thermoplastic resin that is often used in applications that require impact resistance, such as safety glasses, electronic components, and automotive parts.
  4. Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS): ABS is a thermoplastic resin that combines the strength and rigidity of acrylonitrile and butadiene with the toughness of styrene. It is commonly used in the manufacture of automotive parts, toys, and household appliances.
  5. Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC): PVC is a versatile and cost-effective thermoplastic resin that is often used in construction, electrical cables, and medical devices.
  6. Polystyrene (PS): PS is a lightweight and rigid thermoplastic resin that is often used in packaging, disposable cutlery, and insulation.
A Comprehensive Guide to Thermosetting Resins

Here are some common types of thermosetting resins along with their abbreviations:

  1. Epoxy (EP): Epoxy is a versatile and widely used thermosetting resin known for its excellent adhesive properties, high strength, and resistance to chemicals and moisture. It is often used in composites, coatings, and adhesives.
  2. Phenolic (PF): Phenolic resin is a thermosetting resin that is highly resistant to heat and fire. It is commonly used in high-temperature applications, such as electrical insulation, and in the manufacture of brake pads and clutch discs.
  3. Polyester (PE): Polyester resin is a thermosetting resin that is known for its high strength, durability, and resistance to corrosion. It is often used in the manufacture of fiberglass composites, boat hulls, and automotive parts.
  4. Polyurethane (PU): Polyurethane resin is a versatile thermosetting resin that can be formulated to have a wide range of properties, including flexibility, hardness, and chemical resistance. It is commonly used in coatings, adhesives, and insulation.
What is Difference Between Thermoplastic and Thermosetting?

Thermoset and thermoplastic materials are two distinct categories of polymers that are widely used in various industries.

While they may seem similar, there are significant differences between them in terms of their properties and applications.

In this article, we will discuss the key differences between thermoset and thermoplastic materials.

  1. Definition and Basic Properties

Thermoset materials are cross-linked polymers that, once cured, cannot be melted or reshaped.

They are typically formed by a chemical reaction that creates a three-dimensional network of covalent bonds between polymer chains.

Examples of thermoset materials include epoxies, phenolics, and polyesters.

Thermoplastic materials, on the other hand, are linear or branched polymers that can be melted and reshaped multiple times without any significant chemical change.

They are typically formed by heating and cooling a polymer to a specific temperature range.

Examples of thermoplastic materials include polyethylene, polypropylene, and polycarbonate.

  1. Properties and Applications

Thermoset materials are known for their high strength, durability, and resistance to heat and chemicals.

They are commonly used in applications that require high-performance materials, such as aerospace, automotive, and electrical industries.

For example, phenolic resins are often used as insulation in electrical components, and epoxies are used as adhesives and coatings in aerospace applications.

Thermoplastic materials, on the other hand, are known for their flexibility, ease of processing, and recyclability.

They are widely used in consumer products, packaging, and automotive industries.

For example, polyethylene is commonly used in plastic bags and containers, and polycarbonate is used in automotive headlights and safety glasses.

  1. Processing and Recycling

Thermoset materials are typically processed through a curing process that involves heat or chemical reactions.

Once cured, they cannot be melted or reshaped, which makes recycling difficult.

Thermoplastic materials, on the other hand, can be melted and reshaped multiple times without any significant chemical change, which makes them easier to process and recycle.

They can be melted and molded into new products, which reduces waste and conserves resources.

What is Polypropylene Honeycomb?

Polypropylene honeycomb is a lightweight and strong material that has been gaining popularity in various industries.

It is made up of hexagonal cells that are connected by thin walls, forming a strong and rigid structure.

This material has excellent strength-to-weight ratio and is highly resistant to moisture, chemicals, and UV radiation.

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