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Conventive Composites

Work 4a Broom Business Park Bridge Way Chesterfield S41 9QG United Kingdom Company Phone: +44 124 626 6240 Work Fax: +44 124 626 6249 Website: Company Website


This post specifically focuses on a material called Aptiform, by NetComposites.  Aptiform provides a different type of structural composite material.  Aptiform uses self-reinforced plastics.  The major advantage is that these composites are recyclable, unlike many traditional composite materials.


Product description, from Aptiform website:

 The Aptiform moulding process has been specifically developed for the efficient manufacture of components from self-reinforced plastics, based on the results of extensive development work undertaken by NetComposites in collaboration with leading industrial companies and universities.

The unique forming process allows OEMs to benefit from the light weight, recyclability, high impact performance and low cost offered by self-reinforced plastics – a family of materials with both fibre and matrix made from the same polymer. These materials offer a unique balance of properties and cost, particularly suited to radio transparencies and ballistic components.

The family of materials includes self-reinforced polypropylene and PET, with developments currently being made in polyamides and polyethylene. Specific strength and stiffness are approximately equal to glass-reinforced polymers, whilst properties such as impact performance and radio-transparency far exceed conventional materials.

We’re currently involved in component manufacture and product development in aerospace, defence, personal protective equipment, leisure craft, luggage and low volume automotive. The material benefits exploited by these sectors are radar/radio transparency, high impact performance/ballistic properties, weight and recyclability.

The Aptiform moulding technique is based on the results of extensive development work undertaken in collaboration with customers and materials suppliers, and there are only a handful of companies worldwide that have the ability to form this family of materials.

Aptiform is a brand of NetComposites.


More information about Aptiform can be found at the website:



4a Broom Business Park
Bridge Way
S41 9QG
United Kingdom


+44(0)1246 266240


+44(0)1246 266249



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