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The First Staubli Unival for Carbon Fibre

06 May 2008

Sigmatex has installed a Stäubli Unival 100 Jacquard machine, this being the first of its kind used in the manufacture of Carbon Fibre fabrics.

At 1.5mtr wide and consisting of a 5,000 hook design, each with its own actuator, individual warp yarn can be independently lifted thus offering ultimate flexibility in the manufacture of 3 dimensional (3D) carbon fibre fabrics.

The Unival 100 is capable of producing technical 3D fabrics to exacting quality standards and presents Sigmatex with cutting edge manufacturing technology.

Located in its new purpose built UK facility, this machine will concentrate heavily on Research and Development of 3D carbon fibre fabrics for a number of markets and applications.

“Yet another example of investment in plant, equipment and technology that Sigmatex has undertaken in order to continue its growth and expansion in the manufacture carbon fibre technical textiles” according to Scott Murray, Technical Manager.





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