Spread tow reinforcements specialist Oxeon AB (Boras, Sweden) will feature in its booth at CAMX its line of TeXtreme fiber products. Oxeon's spread tow reinforcements have been applied to products and structures in the aerospace, Formula 1, marine, industrial and sporting goods markets. Oxeon says the material is often credited with helping fabricators achieve an additional 20 to 30 percent weight savings over traditional carbon fiber reinforcements.
In the conference, Mark Shioleno, sales manager aerospace - North America, will give a presentation on Oct. 14 at 2:00 pm titled, "Experimental Failure Investigation Of Spread Tow Fabrics." Shioleno will covare the fundamentals of TeXtreme spread tow reinforcements, including fiber/filament alignment, uniformity of tape thickness, light weight and extremely low crimp in fabrics; mechanical principles and the resultant benefits of thin-ply laminates; data on laminates produced from TeXtreme spread tow reinforcements, showing improvement in mechanical properties, particularly impact resistance and damage tolerance, versus conventional woven fabrics and cross-plied unidirectional reinforcements.
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