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PRF COMPOSITE MATERIALS

PRF COMPOSITE MATERIALS

N26

BH17 7AA Dorset
United Kingdom
www.prfcomposites.com

PRF Composite Materials is a leading manufacturer and supplier of high performance materials for the advanced composites industry, with a comprehensive range of products available from stock: prepreg (tooling and component), reinforcements, epoxy resin systems, release agents and kitting services. With over 35 years’ experience supplying the aerospace, motorsport, renewable energy, defence, sports & leisure, medical and marine industries, we are now building on significant recent investment to further develop our prepreg manufacturing capability and extend our range of high quality prepreg materials.

This year has seen continued growth and expansion for the company, both in terms of facilities and capabilities. We have recently installed a state-of-the-art unidirectional prepreg line and have just launched our new RP542-4 toughened system for UD and woven prepreg materials. Designed as an intermediately toughened system, complimenting both our RP542-1 and super-toughened RP549 systems, the new RP542-4 system is producing excellent results on unidirectional carbon and woven fabrics. Continuing to invest in R&D, further product developments are a priority for the team.

Doing things differently, PRF is committed to innovation and quality, and providing a professional and responsive service with technical support. Our focus going forward is to continue to help our customers improve quality, reduce manufacturing time, and achieve benefits in efficiency & cost-effectiveness.

Products

Product news

  • PRF Composite Materials opens new facility and unveils new brand

    PRF Composite Materials is delighted to announce the opening of our new factory – the third site the company now operates from – and our new corporate brand.

    http://www.prfcomposites.com/newbrandandfactory/

  • PRF Composite Materials releases new RP542-4 toughened prepreg system for UD and woven fabrics

    Designed as an intermediately toughened system, complimenting both its RP542-1 and super-toughened RP549 systems, the new RP542-4 system is producing excellent results on unidirectional and woven carbon fabrics.

    Head of Technology, Heather Hughes, comments: “The mechanical testing carried out shows the system to have excellent Tensile, Compressive, Flexural and Interlaminar properties and a relatively high Tg of 138°C after curing at 120°C. The onset Tg can be improved by 20°C to 120°C after post curing at 140°C for 2 hours. Adding to its usability, the system also has an out life of 60 days at 20°C.

    The system is now in manufacture on 300gsm and 600gsm unidirectional carbon and PRF’s wide range of high quality woven fabrics in a variety of fibre types.

  • PRF Composite Materials unveils new UD prepreg line

    Following the opening of its third facility, PRF has continued its expansion by increasing on-site UD prepreg manufacturing. The new, state-of-the-art line has been installed at PRF’s head office and prepreg manufacturing facility, and is supported by R&D chemists, with in house resin system development - making these new materials fully compatible with PRF’s range of woven prepregs - and extensive lab facilities equipped for mechanical testing, rheology, DMA and DSC. Product development remains a key focus for PRF, along with high quality and innovation.

    PRF’s new UD prepreg capability includes carbon materials from 80 to 600gsm, at standard widths of 300 mm and 600 mm. Other widths are possible, if required.

    Managing Director, Robert Burnell comments: “Our woven prepreg materials continue to receive exceptional customer feedback and being able to provide a comprehensive range of high quality UD materials allows PRF to complete our prepreg offering. Doing things differently, PRF will continue to push boundaries and focus on innovative product development that enables our customers to get better results, faster and in a more cost-effective manner.”

Job ads

  • General Manager

    The ideal candidate will be experienced in advance composites and also in management, having a proven track record of management experience in a medium-sized engineering/manufacturing company. They must be responsible and reliable, with a drive toward continuous improvement and achieving desired productivity levels. The candidate should also be diligent and conscientious, particularly with regard to QA documentation and health and safety.

    Above all, we are looking for an individual who will play an instrumental role in growth as we continue to expand.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    Overseeing the efficient running of the warehouse, purchasing and sales admin departments, including determining staffing requirements in these departments and training of new and existing staff within relevant departments.
    Evaluating current business processes and systems, and applying strategic planning to determine department or unit objectives/KPIs.
    Delegating work duties to staff and managing departments/individuals to attain objectives.
    Identifying procedures and systems to reduce waste and maximise operating efficiency.
    Reviewing and updating department policies and practices under the guidance of the Directors, and ensuring that new procedures are documented and controlled.
    Responsible for the achievement of departmental productivity and quality goals by monitoring and measuring performance levels and conducting relevant staff performance appraisals. Responsible for reporting on performance and productivity.
    Ensuring that manufacturing or production processes meet international and national quality standards.
    Helping to improve the business by identifying areas for improvement, managing the implementation of these changes and ensuring managers and other staff understand how to use the relevant quality tools.

    The position will be based in Poole, Dorset, UK and the role will report directly to the Managing Director. A competitive salary is offered.

    http://www.prfcomposites.com/jobs/general-manager/

  • Technical Sales Engineer

    The ideal candidate will be a technically-minded individual, having studied engineering to graduate level and with comprehensive knowledge of prepreg and advanced composite materials. The candidate must have experience in the composites industry and must hold a practical knowledge of processing methods for these materials. For the sales side of the role, we are looking for an individual who is personable and thrives on building relationships, with the ability to perform under pressure in a target-driven role. The role would suit both an experienced composites salesperson and an individual experienced in manufacturing but keen to move to a commercial role; commercial awareness is essential and commercial experience is preferred.

    This role will also require the ability to proactively organise and manage a high workload and full computer literacy, with an ability to work with Windows Office programs and CRM databases.

    A competitive salary is offered, plus a company car and other benefits.