Oxeon (Borås, Sweden) reported on Feb. 12 that it has expanded its TeXtreme spread tow product line to include unidirectional (UD) tapes. Oxeon says the new version of TeXtreme spread tow UD tapes, available in widths up to 600 mm, will further broaden the ability to optimize spread tow solutions for new applications and markets. The tapes, says Oxeon, have a uniform distribution of the fiber across the width of the tapes, which is said to improve their mechanical performance. Oxeon believes that using the wide UD tapes in combination with other products in the TeXtreme family when performing calculations and simulations, optimized reinforcement solutions can be offered to enable customers to reduce weight, increase stiffness and strength and improve impact as well as dampening performance of composites parts.
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