SAERTEX USA LLC (Huntervsville, NC, US) announced at CAMX that it has entered the multiaxial noncrimp fabric (NCF) market with the addition of 3-D fabrics. SAERTEX 3-D fabrics feature NCF in the 0° and 90° (x and y) orientation, as well as additional reinforcing fibers through the thickness — z fibers. These z fibers protect against separation, help speed infusion due by promoting better resin flow characteristics and provide improved tensile and compressive strength. The fabrics are available in thicknesses from 1.5 to 3 mm and are delivered on rolls. SAERTEX 3-D billets are thicker, ranging from 3 m to 50 mm, with the same fiber architecture and can be delivered as flat parts.
Editor PickTechnical Fibre Products joins IACMI
TFP has more than 30 years of experience in designing and manufacturing technical nonwoven materials for advanced composites and membership of IACMI highlights the company’s continued commitment to growing business in this area.