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Over 10 years of research & growth

We have a relatively short, but rich history. In just over 10 years, the TPRC has grown into a unique worldwide research center for thermoplastic composites.

  • Birth of the TPRC, making use of the facilities of the University of Twente.

  • Acquisition of own floor space on Business and Science Park.

  • Installation of the press, the autoclave and the Instron testing equipment.

  • Official opening of the TPRC laboratory double floor space.

  • Installation Coriolis fiber placement equipment. Doubled office space and opening conference room.

  • Opening welding laboratory.

  • Installation robotized induction welding equipment.

  • Installation Krauss Maffei injection overmolding machine.

  • International recognition with obtaining various awards.

  • The TPRC team has grown to 40 employees and PhD students.

  • The TPRC welcomes its 20th member. Read more

  • 10 year anniversary of the TPRC. Read more

  • 20th Technical Advisory Board meeting. Read more

  • Future of Thermoplastic Composites conference on October 8, 2019. Read more

  • The TPRC welcomes its 22nd member. Read more

  • World’s first Flying fully Recycled Thermoplastic Composite Application in Aerospace. Read more

  • We welcomed our partners to the 23rd Technical Advisory Board meeting.

  • Over €6 million for UT’s Perspective program: lighter vehicles. Read more

  • We welcomed a brand new Doctor of Philosophy in our midst. On November 4th, Erik Krämer successfully defended his dissertation. Read more

  • The TPRC welcomes two new members. Read more

  • We welcomed another brand new Doctor of Philosophy in our midst. On January 27th, Ramona Sitohang successfully defended her dissertation. Read more

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Learn more about the TPRC

The TPRC is a consortium of industrial and academic members active in the thermoplastic composites industry. We believe in thermoplastic composites as the material for lightweight manufacturing in large volumes. Our primary aim is to enable a more widespread use of thermoplastic composites by eliminating technological barriers.