PRF Composite Materials to open new kitting and preforming facility


We are pleased to announce that we will be opening our new kitting and preforming facility in March 2013.

The new factory is being built to our specification and will be fitted with clean rooms for the cutting of prepreg materials to commercial and military aircraft standard. This facility will be developed into a purpose-built kit cutting and preforming centre. We will continue to run operations from the main office and rapid-response warehouse, with the new site a short distance away.

Extending our well-established and highly efficient kit cutting service, the new facility will have 5m conveyerised CNC cutters, which cut fabrics of up to 1.5m in width in both prepreg and dry form. As with the current service, this facility will be supported by our CAD office.

We can receive two-dimensional CAD drawings via email; our qualified CAD draughtsmen will also digitise shapes for our customers without CAD facilities.

Our kitting service provides a wealth of benefits to our customers:

  • We have a great deal of experience handling the more difficult technical textiles; we are able to achieve high quality and consistent results with Dyneema® and Kevlar®, and can cut ballistics grade Kevlar® layered up to 25mm thick.
  • We nest for optimum material usage.
  • We supply materials kitted and assembled to our customers’ requirements; saving your time and labour costs.
  • We can include out-life sheets, lot traceability, labelling and more as required.
  • Prepreg kits can be stored in our freezer facility, ready for immediate despatch and ‘just-in-time’ delivery service.

The new centre will also include our new preforming service, where we will preform parts for customers making RTM and infusion-moulded components.

Contact us for further details and to discuss your requirements.

We would like to thank all companies concerned for the use of the acknowledged trademarks and registered names. Kevlar® is a registered trademark of DuPont, Dyneema® is a registered trademark of DSM Dyneema.