ST. PAUL, MINN. - Interplastic Corp. of St. Paul has installed a pultrusion laboratory in its composites research and development section. The equipment, bought from Composite Process Equipment Inc. of Haslet, Texas, probes the range of performance applications for composites and will be used to develop structural applications for fiberglass reinforced plastics, said Terry McCabe, technical marketing director.
``This new testing unit, which is capable of producing custom pultrusion of various profiles, can be used in providing customers with an affordable pilot method for new products as a stepping stone to larger profiles,'' he said.
Research and Technology Vice President Lee Hagelee said the lab allows the firm to fine-tune resin formulation, and develop and evaluate new polymers.
Interplastic makes unsaturated polyester resins.