31 October 2017
31 October 2017
At JEC Asia 2017 Chomarat, with partners Cobra and NeilPryde, will receive a JEC Innovation Award in the Sports & Leisure category for its C-PLY Hexagonal fabric with visual and structural stitching.
“CHOMARAT provided NeilPryde and Cobra with its C-PLY non-crimp fabric (NCF) technology to help them manufacture an innovative windfoil board, and we are very proud to be rewarded with our partners,” says Pascal Joubert Des Ouches, Sports Equipment Market Director at Chomarat.
C-PLY Hexagonal is a carbon NCF with a unique stitching yarn designed to be visible within the resin and to capture resin colour pigments. The stitching yarn is also reported to improve fracture toughness compared to standard NCF.
“We researched the right stitching yarn among multiple options before coming up with a tailor-made yarn solution," adds Philippe Sanial, R&T Director at Chomarat. "C-PLY Hexagonal provides a unique honeycomb carbon design that appeals to end users.”
Originally dedicated to the design of aerospace and automotive parts, the concept is now being applied in the sports and leisure sector. In this innovative windfoil board construction, tows are spread to create thin plies, which are then stitched with precise ±45° angles. The C-PLY NCF structure is optimised in terms of fibre angles and ply weights.
JEC Asia 2017 takes place on 1-3 November in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
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