Sigmatex and Hypetex launch colored carbon fiber solutions
The partnership will apply Hypetex’s carbon fiber colorization technologies with Sigmatex’s sigmaDesign product.
Source | Sigmatex
Sigmatex (Runcorn, Chesire, U.K.), a manufacturer of carbon fiber textiles to the composites industry, announced on May 14 its partnership with Hypetex (Fitzrovia, London, U.K.), developers of carbon fiber colorization technologies. The partnership, which applies Hypetex’s colored technology to Sigmatex’s sigmaDesign fabric designs, will provide colored carbon fiber solutions to the composites industry.
Adopted by automotive, leisure and aerospace companies, Sigmatex’s sigmaDesign service provides custom weave patterns for cosmetic and performance-based applications. The goal is to offer the added visual benefit from the Hypetex’s cosmetic carbon fiber while maintaining the quality and performance of the fabric. This opportunity, notes Steve Powell, commercial manager at Sigmatex, is expected to enhance the sigmaDesign product.
The partnership’s aim is to bring together two key companies within the UK’s composite supply chain to enhance and strengthen their offerings to the global marketplace. Visit http://www.sigmatex.com/sigmadesign to learn more about these fabrics.
The old art behind this industry’s first fiber reinforcement is explained,with insights into new fiber science and future developments.
Spirit AeroSystems actualizes Airbus’ intelligent design for the A350’s center fuselage and front wing spar in Kinston, N.C.
A look at the process by which precursor becomes carbon fiber through a careful (and mostly proprietary) manipulation of temperature and tension.