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The bright place to go for thermoplastic composite profiles and prepregs

Eco-friendly composites
Jonam Composites Ltd has developed innovative technology for the economic manufacture of green composites. They are more environmentally friendly than conventional methods as they:

  • use reclaim/recycled plastic as the matrix
  • can be recycled themselves
  • do not require the use of solvents

Jonam Composites Ltd has recently won an award  from the Environmental Industries Forum for its technology in use of recycled plastics and recyclability of composites. All these aspects are discussed in more detail below

thermoplastic composite rods from recycled plastic

 thermoplastic composite process technology

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Jonam Composites Ltd
Units 7&8 Leen Court
Maun Way
Boughton Industrial Estate
NG22 9ZD

Tel:+44 (0)1623 836625
Fax:+44(0)5601 268670

Use of reclaim / recycled plastics

The use of recycled plastic using conventional technology is restricted due to the deterioration in mechanical properties when compared to the virgin material. Generally use of recycled material is restricted to a maximum of ~10% of the total in conventional processing.

However, the new technology developed by Jonam Composites Ltd relies on the continuous glass fibres to provide the strength so the use of recycled plastics is not a disadvantage, so 100% recycled plastic can be used. The technology allows the development of more efficient products, and new products for new markets enabling the wider use of recycled plastics.

Visibilistix-high vis marker poles
Panda Stix rot-proof plant supports
composite profiles made from recycled plastic

The first recycled thermoplastic matrix composite product to be produced were Panda Stix. 98% to 99% of the plastic used in Panda Stix is recycled- the balance consists of UV stabilisers to protect from the sun's rays and pigment. Jonam Composites now make Visibilistix and Eco-rods and Eco-strip a slat profile from recycled plastic and glass fibres. Please see our bespoke manufacturing section for more details.

thermoplastic composite rods from recycled plastic

At the end of their life profiles, made using this technology, can be granulated to form pellets with aligned long-fibre reinforcement. This is a premium product referred to as long fibre reinforced thermoplastics (LFRT) used by injection moulders to manufacture products with much better mechanical performance than the polymer alone. The waste during this second round of processing can also be granulated and fed straight back into the process again.

recycled composite rods formed into a panel

Chopped up EcoRods- compression moulded into a panel

PACA recycled using injection moulding

Chopped up PACA profile injection moulded

Jonam Composites has been developing innovative technology to recycle recycled material. This current project involves looking into the optimum process conditions to recycle waste from the production of the recycled plastic products. Testing and evaluation is ongoing.

Efficient Manufacture
Another main feature of Jonam Composites's technology is that it uses basic raw materials and converts them in a single process to the final profile. Most competing technologies require the raw materials to be pre-processed or are multi-stage.

Interested in the technology?
We can set you up to manufacture using our technology . We will design tooling for your specific profile, commission a production line for yourself, train your staff in its use and keep you up to date with this advanced technology

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