Innegra Technologies (Greenville, SC, US) will feature its full line of olefin-based Innegra fibers and to discuss how to integrate Innegra materials into composite products. Innegra notes that its fiber has proven itself as a reinforcement in the sporting goods industry by adding toughness, impact resistance, vibration dampening and damage tolerance to a variety of canoes, kayaks, paddles, hockey sticks, tennis rackets and helmets. Innegra Technologies is expanding its reach into other composite markets such as automotive, marine, industrial, luggage and cases. During the summer, Innegra fiber was featured during a three-day demonstration at the EAA AirVenture Show (Oshkosh, WI, US). The demonstration consisted of using TeXtreme fabric reinforced with Innegra fiber to build an 82% scale F4 U Corsair, a replica Chance Vought Fighter from WWII. At CAMX, the company will feature Innegra S and award-winning Innegra H fibers. Technical sales representatives will be on hand at the show to answer questions about Innegra fiber and offer assistance in using Innegra products in composite and rope applications. Innegra reinforcement materials can be found through the following suppliers: A&P Technology, Sigmatex, Oxeon, Texonic, Adfors, Textum, G. Angeloni, Composites Fabric of America (CFA), BGF, SAATI, Highland, Absecon, Axiom, Composites One, TexTech, TEAM Textiles, Vector Ply, V2, Saertex, AEC, Carolina Narrow, Flotex, and more.Innegra S fiber is an olefin-based, multifilament fiber available in black and white; Innegra H fibers, hybridized, multifilament fibers, contain Innegra S and other high-performance fibers, including, but not limited to carbon, glass, basalt and aramid.
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