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TeXtreme Spread Tow Reinforcements Used in Three Projects

  • Tuesday, 20th September 2011
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TeXtreme Spread Tow Reinforcements are being used for three different projects that will be showcased at the Composites Europe Show next week.

According to Oxeon, the partners in these projects have been working on producing ultra light composite parts by using new variants of TeXtreme involving materials that have never been used in this manner. They say TeXtreme Spread Tow Reinforcements are generally based on carbon fibres but developments are continuously made to enable a broader use within the composites industry to allow more applications to benefit from the weight savings and other advantages of TeXtreme.

Composites Evolution, who are working with Biotex natural yarns, have supplied flax/PP tapes that have been woven into a fabric using Oxeon’s unique Tape Weaving Technology to create a new TeXtreme Spread Tow Fabrics variant based on natural fibres. Brendon Weager, Managing Director, Composites Evolution, commented “In this project we have developed a tape-woven fabric with excellent properties and that is environmentally sustainable”.

Fraunhofer-Institut für Chemische Technologie ICT, has been leading a project to produce underbodies involving tape woven fabric from glass fibre pp tapes. The project partner Ticona has supplied the tapes from which a glass fibre pp TeXtreme variant has been created utilising the Tape Weaving Technology.

Manz Automation Tübingen is producing and developing machines for among others the composites industry and will showcase a tape laying machine using TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon UD tapes supplied by Oxeon.

The Oxeon projects will be showcased at Composites Europe and can be found at the following stands:

Biotex (Composites Evolution Ltd), hall 4, stand A24.
Fraunhofer ICT, hall 4, stand D03.
Manz Tübingen, hall 4, stand E69.
 


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