A comprehensive collection of product announcements provided by companies.
Montalvo Corp., a first-time SAMPE exhibitor, demonstrated its DCS (dancer-controlled servo) device for high-speed precision tension control in highly extensible and sensitive web applications.Carbon fiber multiaxials
Formax UK Ltd., a specialty reinforcement producer, highlighted at JEC Europe 2012 a recent case study in which it supplied carbon fiber ±45° biaxial fabric, 0°/90° stitched carbon multiaxial fabric and a high-density glass unidirectional fabric to ...Preform-shaping machinery
Dieffenbacher introduced the PreformCenter, capable of fully automated production of dry, dimensionally stable, 3-D carbon-fiber preforms.Anisotropic bi-angle nonwoven fabrics
Chomarat Textiles Industries highlighted at JEC Europe 2012 its new and innovative C-PLY Bi-Angle nonwoven carbon multiaxial fabric, originally launched in 2011 by Chomarat in partnership with a research group headed by Dr. Stephen Tsai of Stanford ...Grippers for composite materials
J. Schmalz GmbH showcased its SCG grippers for composite materials at JEC Europe 2012.Unidirectional fabrics
Victrex Polymer Solutions, a manufacturer of polyaryletherketones, and Tissa Glasweberei AG, a producer of continuous fiber glass weaving techniques, have co-developed composite fabrics to be marketed under Tissa’s brand name TIXPREF.Discontinuous reinforcing tape for complex curvatures
Pepin Associates has developed DiscoTape, an aligned discontinuous, preimpregnated reinforcement unitape that has the ability to stretch up to 30 percent to form complex shapes.Amber Composites develops natural flax fiber prepreg
Amber Composites has announced the availability of prepreg with fabric made from sustainably-sourced woven flax.Shuttle loom for complex reinforcement fabrics
The new Mageba (Bernkastel-Kues, Germany) SSL MV shuttle loom is designed for complex fabrics, such as multidimensional, multilayer fabric for near-net shapes made of glass or carbon fiber.Hybrid glass/carbon fiber nanofabric
Carbon Composite Technologies claims development of a hybrid fiberglass/carbon fiber nano textile fabric that is said to combine the strength and light weight of carbon nano fibers with the cost efficiency of fiberglass.