VITECH Composites started in the 1960s with the manufacturing of fishing rods made from glass fiber composites in a plant based in Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine, a town south of Tours in France.
Then in the 1980s, VITECH started manufacturing products made of carbon fiber composites.
The company designed sport articles such as kites, windsurf masts, ski sticks, tennis racket frames, javelins, canoe shafts, rowing oars, etc… which as an example allowed the French adventurers Gérard d’Aboville and Emmanuel Coindre to cross in solo the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
In addition, VITECH developed composite tubes for industrial applications like aerospace kerosene gauges, sound pickup poles, arms for measuring instruments, tubes for medical prosthesis, etc…
In the 1990s, VITECH created its own Towpreg lines and Filament winding machines in order to reduce the manufacturing costs of its composites tubes: Its proprietary “Viper Process” was born !
In the 2000s, VITECH created a Prepregging line to manufacture light weight unidirectional (UD) composites tapes and a filming machine for hotmelt epoxy.
Solvent route impregnation lines were replaced by hotmelt and chemical B-stage epoxies in order to comply with European regulations REACH.
Recently, VITECH introduced VITOW©, a low-cost Tow Prepreg designed for Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) which replaces costly slit tapes used in industrial applications.
VITECH is also in the process of qualifying for the ISO 9001 / EN 9100 quality standards.