TeXtreme wider UD tapes, a new addition to its line of Spread Tow products, will be displayed at JEC Europe 2015.
Oxeon explains that its TeXtreme Spread Tow UD tapes can be highly tailored to meet specific needs for example thickness; they can be significantly thinner than conventional carbon tapes. TeXtreme UD tapes have a uniform distribution of the fibre across the width of the tapes, which improves the mechanical performance and are currently made up to 600mm.
Andreas Martsman, Vice President of Oxeon, states, “We are very pleased to introduce another innovative extension of the TeXtreme product family. We believe that this development brings great value to our customers, as we will be able to further optimise the reinforcement solution for each application. I am sure this new TeXtreme version will also unveil new opportunities in an even broader spectrum of applications.”
Even though the new UD tapes are wider, Oxeon claims they still offering the same characteristics as the other Spread Tow reinforcements in the TeXtreme range. By using the wide UD tapes in combination with the other products, when performing calculations and simulations, optimised reinforcement solutions can be offered to enable customers to reduce weight, increase stiffness and strength, improve impact as well as dampening performance of composites parts.
Andreas Martsman continues, “We work in close cooperation with our clients, giving them technical support, all the way from selecting the optimal reinforcement structure to make it work in the manufacturing process of the end application. We saw a huge demand for wider UD tapes and decided to invest and develop this new technology. This product strengthens our position as market leaders in the Spread Tow category of reinforcements and will give us an even greater flexibility to meet all customer needs”.
Oxeon will be displying the TeXtreme range in Hall 7.2, Stand E19.
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