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3/13/2012

Amber Composites develops natural flax fiber prepreg

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Amber Composites has announced the availability of prepreg with fabric made from sustainably-sourced woven flax.

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Amber Composites (Langley Mill, U.K.) has announced the availability of prepreg with fabric made from sustainably-sourced woven flax. The flax fabric, made by Composites Evolution, is said to provides the high-performance and easy processing normally associated with glass fiber composites, but with lower weight and environmental impact. In addition, improved damping characteristics make it suitable for certain applications. The new prepreg is available in Amber’s Multipreg 8020 epoxy resin system, a low-to- medium cure prepreg that can be used with or without an autoclave. It is suitable for semistructural and decorative applications in automotive, marine, sports and consumer goods. The initial fabric options are a 400g/m2 2x2 twill, and a 500g/m2 plain weave.

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