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FORMAX Introduces Intermediate Modulus Carbon Multiaxials for Motorsports and Sporting Goods at JEC Europe 2015

03 March 2015

FORMAX is introducing a range of biaxial fabrics made from intermediate modulus carbon fibre, that offer significant cost benefits for motorsports and sporting goods manufacturers at JEC Europe 2015.

The -45°/+45° biaxials have been developed for the manufacture of structural composite parts in the motorsports industry. Compared with the woven fabrics currently used in these applications that are mainly made from 3k/6k tow intermediate modulus carbon fibres, the FORMAX multiaxial fabrics use 24k intermediate modulus fibre and therefore offer significant material cost savings.

The new fabrics are designed to offer increased mechanical performance specifically for the motorsport and sporting goods sectors, where increased mechanical properties are key for engineers to challenge existing design concepts.

Typically available in weights of 200 g/m2 and 300 g/m2, FORMAX explains that the new biaxial fabrics can be used for prepreg, resin transfer moulding (RTM), infusion and wet lay-up composite processes.

It says its fibre spreading technology also enables the company to work with a wide range of fibre types from 3k through to 50k, from all the main carbon fibre suppliers, and including both PAN and pitch carbon fibres.

FORMAX are exhibiting in Hall 7.3, Stand H63.






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