Fibers of all types are typically produced as single tows. Tows are then used to weave or a knit a variety of fabric types, including preforms. Preforms are three-dimensional fabric forms designed to conform to a specific shape to meet specific mechanical and structural requirements.
The Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics (SGTF) Composites Group, Niagara Falls, N.Y., has launched a range of "put-in-place" reinforcing fabrics with a light coating of low-tack adhesive on one or both sides.
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