Thermoplastic Composites
Development and manufacturing

Thermoplastic composites

In the field of thermoplastic composites, Ensinger has outstanding design and engineering experience in development and manufacturing of parts for a wide range of industries. Our development services include layup design, material selection, mechanical simulation, prototype manufacturing, dimensional and mechanical testing. Depending on the requirements we develop new manufacturing processes and their automation. Our process portfolio allows us to manufacture stock shapes, moulded blanks for further machining, net shape parts and lightweight structures.

examples of processing technologies

Net shape process

Our core technology allows us to manufacture 3-dimensional parts with increased geometrical complexity, variable wall thickness and inserts.

Round pressing process

A unique press know-how allows the manufacturing of round parts up to cylindrical parts with variable wall thickness. 

Hollow pressing process

Lightweight structures such as hollow profiles or 3-dimensional parts can be produced with lost or removable cores. Even structures with vertical walls are possible with a dedicated technology.

Plate pressing

Composite shapes such as TECATEC can be manufactured up to a thickness of 140 mm.

Surface modification

Composite parts and stock shapes can be coated with functional surfaces, for example FEP to optimize dynamic friction or metal to increase hardness and wear resistance.

Damask appearance

Thermoplastic composite damask has an unique appearance. The damask structure can be manufactured as stock shape or sliced into a thin veneer. It can be used for jewelry or luxury interiors.

Nyrim composites

Nyrim composites are polymerised in situ. They have a very high impact resistance and a high resistance to low temperatures.

Development, Engineering and manufacturing

The potential of thermoplastic composites can be fully exploited only through an accurate development process, taking into account the peculiarities of the materials used, the manufacturing process, the part geometry and the financial boundaries. These properties influence each other, so it is mandatory to evaluate them in their entirety from the very beginning of the engineering phase.


Composite materials differ from traditional materials such as metals, ceramics and plastics in many ways, not least in the way they must be approached. The extensive possibilities to tailor them to one's requirements go together with some restrictions caused e.g. by the processing methods, therefore, an in-depth knowledge of the materials is required.




You can contact us by our contact form, mail to [obfemailstart]Y29tcG9zaXRlc0BlbnNpbmdlcnBsYXN0aWNzLmNvbQ==[obfemailend] or contact us personally.

Dr. Niccolò Pini

Ensinger Composites Schweiz GmbH
Libernstraße 24
8112 Otelfingen

Phone +41 43 538 23 78

Fran Alder

Ensinger, Inc.
365 Meadowlands Blvd
Washington, PA 15301

Phone +1 440 796 9029

Bernd Röhm

Ensinger GmbH
Rudolf-Diesel-Straße 8
71154 Nufringen

Phone +49 7032 819 643

Lorenzo P. DiSano

Ensinger, Inc.
12331 Cutten Rd
Houston, TX 77066

Phone +1 724 986 4272

Production Site

Our development centre and manufacturing site is located in Switzerland, not far from Zurich.

Ensinger Composites Schweiz GmbH

Libernstraße 24
8112 Otelfingen



Brochure: Composites with a thermoplastic matrix have
many advantages.