About Composites

The Lantor Composites division offers a comprehensive range of innovative nonwoven solutions for the Composites (Fibre Reinforced Plastics) industry. Lantor Composites has built a solid reputation ever since she introduced nonwoven core materials as a time and cost saving solution to the Composites industry.

In close co-operation with the world's leading end-users and institutes, successive generations of Lantor mat products have been developed for specific applications in the marine, transportation, construction, leisure, and wind industry.

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Open Moulding Proces


With open moulding, the composite laminate is exposed to the atmosphere during the fabrication process. In general the impregnation of the dry reinforcements is done by hand. The most widely used processes of open moulding are hand lay-up and spray-up. Where the reinforcements are either hand laid or sprayed into the mould.

Open mould processes are suitable for both simple and highly complex parts.

Lantor products for open mould processes:

Coremat®

Closed Mould Process


A composite molding process with two counter molds (male and female). Typically, the two mold parts are joined, clamped by vacuum, and resin is injected into the mold cavity assisted by vacuum. The male mold can be flexible or rigid. It is flexible when a foil or silicon bag is used as a male mould and rigid when a FRP or metal male mold is used. Typical flexible male mould processes is the vacuum infusion process and a typical rigid male mould process is RTM (Resin Transfer Moulding)

Parts manufactured in closed mould processes can be fairly simple, flat shapes, or more complex shapes, such as complete decks for a recreational boat.

Lantor products for closed mould processes:

Soric®

Finishmat®

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Continuous Lamination Process


Continuous Lamination processes are used for production of continuous products like pipes, profiles and panels. These processes impregnate the reinforcements before they are pulled through a die, winded around a mandrel or placed on a flat moving belt. Most commonly used processes are pultrusion, filament winding and continuous panel manufacture.

Parts manufactured with continuous processes have a fixed geometry that go on for longer lengths like I-profiles and pipes.

Lantor products for closed mould processes:

Finishmat®