Ntpt

Our story

« The right material, at the right place, with the right process. »

Our objectives and visions

Founded in 2004 by vision and passion, the company revolutionized the composite materials industry guided by one motto : “the right material, at the right place, with the right process”. Pioneering efforts, strategic investments, key partnerships, and continuous innovation have defined our journey. Recognitions attest to our commitment to excellence as we look towards the future, determined to continue the innovation journey.


Gerard’s vision was to create Thin Ply Technology, with a specific focus on creating stable and rigid boat sails, aiming to significantly enhance their performance. This ambitious vision sparked advancements in key areas such as chemistry, fiber spreading, software development, molding, and ATL technology.


The initial objective of this journey was to develop cutting-edge sail technology. This project was successfully completed with America’s cup win, and transferred to the North Sails Group. The adaptation of this knowledge gained on flexible material to rigid materials marked the beginning of NTPT (as we know it today).

2023

2023

From materials supplier to custom composite solutions provider

Repositioning of the company in the composites market: NTPT is no longer just a materials supplier. NTPT now provides custom and added value composite parts produced in serie. Complete rebranding to match this new positioning.

2022

2022

Advancing marine and mobility markets: investments ahead

Investments in personnel and equipment for the development of the Marine and Mobility markets.

2018

2018

Expansion of the partnership with Richard Mille.

Investments in Switzerland: clean room production and R&D upgrades

Investments in Switzerland with the opening of a Clean Room for production and significant upgrade of R&D analysis equipment. Consolidation of the company foundation and diversification into high value applications

2016

2016

Creation of TPT Golf

Creation of TPT Golf : a brand that developed a unique tube manufacturing technology to create golf shafts more efficiently

2014

2014

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NTPT opens its manufacturing facility in Zory, Poland

2014: NTPT™ opens its manufacturing facility in Zory, Poland. This new capabilities allow for serial production and full integration from resin mixing to cured composite parts.

2013

2013

A close collaboration begins with Richard Mille

A close collaboration begins with Richard Mille, with the introduction of the TPT® Black RM35-01 watch. Engineers from both companies work together to develop novel /innovative designs and materials while complying to the highest standards of the watch industry.

2012

2012

NTPT starts working with Formula 1

NTPT starts working with Formula 1‘s most competitive teams. At first applying light-weight Thin Ply Technology preforms to bodyworks panels, offering unprecedented weight savings and appearance enhancement. And then bringing mechanical performance improvements to structural components.

2011

2011

NTPT enters the aerospace market

NTPT enters the aerospace market, collaborating with Solar Impulse on the first round-the-world, solar powered flight.

2008

2008

Knowledge Transfer : From Flexible to Rigid Materials

Transfer of knowledge from flexible to rigid materials and the beginning of North Thin Ply Technology

NTPT continues its research into uses of Thin Ply Technology® in the field of rigid composites. Through collaborations, the technology makes its debut in various industry sectors. For example, ultra-thin tapes are engineered into Burton and Movement skis.

2004

2004

Development of Thin Ply Technology

NTPT founders start to develop Thin Ply Technology®, initially applicable for the manufacture of sails, under the name of Createx.

Alinghi uses this technology to build the ‘black’ (carbon) sails for their 2007 America’s Cup yachts. North Sails purchases the rights to the technology and brands it 3Di

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