When it comes to designing an object or a part the challenge relies in finding the right material with a minimum of compromise. What if you could combine the best of thermoplastics and composites?
A new world of possibilities is now open with this new self-reinforced composite fabric that is thermoformable, impact resistant, lighter than carbon fiber, stronger than most plastics.
What is a self-reinforced composite fabric?
Self-reinforced plastics are a new family of composite materials, composed by a polymer matrix reinforced by highly oriented polymer fibers, usually derived from the same polymer. Their unique structure enhance the strength and stiffness of parts compared to unreinforced plastics. They have improved recyclability and reduced weight compared to glass fiber-reinforced plastics.
What are the specificities of this new self-reinforced composite fabric?
This new self-reinforced composite fabric is made of 100% polyolefin, which is fully recyclable. The fabric is manufactured by weaving conjugated filament yarns which are the bundle of conjugated filaments converged and welded in parallel.
The filament yarn consists of specially formulated PE or PP shells and highly oriented PP cores having high strength and high modulus. The unique structure of the fabric is designed to achieve both maximized mechanical properties by core fibers and mold-ability by shells enclosing core fibers.
Through its unique structure and all processing possibilities, including hot compaction, this new self-reinforced composite fabric provides many benefits to fabricate parts like:
- Strength and impact resistance
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