Saertex GmbH & Co. KG (Saerbeck, Germany) offered several new products, among them SAERTEX LEO, a composite system of non-crimp fabric layers and customized core that meets the highest fire safety standards (IMO FTP, Part 2, Part 5) for offshore energy, marine and mass transit sectors. The company is also developing its 3D fabrics, made with “endless” fibers in the Z-direction that help resist delamination; fabrics are available in thicknesses of 1.5 and 3 mm. In addition, 3D “billets” or fabric blanks up to 50 mm in thickness can be produced for high production-rate applications with very high mechanical demands.
Editor PickCompression molding: New materials and markets
From multifunctional aircraft interiors to compounds using continuous fabrics to the growing use of recycled carbon fiber – compression molding offers new opportunities.