Fabrics for Class A surfaces, and more

At JEC Europe 2014, FORMAX (Leicester, U.K.) showcased a number of new fabrics launched in late 2013.

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At JEC Europe 2014, FORMAX (Leicester, U.K.) showcased a number of new fabrics launched in late 2013. Designed to reinforce automotive composites, the aFORM line of specialized +45°/-45° materials ranges in weight from 150 to 300 g/m2 and the fabrics are optimized for Class A surface finishes. Alternatively, the company also offers the reFORM line, a variety of highly drapeable recycled materials produced from dry fabric waste. FORMAX also offers a Drape Simulation service that enables customers to optimize the performance of their fabrics by identifying wrinkling and resin permeability issues. FORMAX also announced that it now has the capability to lay multiaxial layers at low angles, ranging from 30° to as small as 22.5°.