Bally Ribbon Mill develops advanced woven textile products
Appears in Print as: 'Woven textile products enhance part functionality and utility'
The company offers its woven E-Webbings and TPCM thermoplastic materials to increase part functionality and utility for a variety of industries.
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Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM, Bally, Penn., U.S.) a company that designs, develops and manufactures engineered woven fabrics, announces its new line of advanced textile products, E-Webbings and TPCM thermoplastic materials, to increase part functionality and utility. Both products offer lighter weight, specific strength, durability, stability, abrasion resistance and sustainability. According to the company, these materials are suitable for use as a preform in a “variety of composites manufacturing processes.”
E-Webbings are narrow fabrics that are conductive, enabling the electronic transmission of data sensations (light, noise, vibrations, heat), and power that can be stored or used to actuate/transform objects. The conductive fibers can be woven in conjunction with other fibers and can be used in embedded sensors in both wearable and integral technology, including the Internet of Things (IoT).
TPCM thermoplastic composite materials are 2D- or 3D-woven thermoplastic structures for incorporation into composite parts produced within varied, continually-evolving molding processes. The woven structural shapes are used in hybrid composite structures used in numerous industries, including aerospace, automotive, defense, infrastructure, marine and sports/recreation.
BRM is in accordance with safety standards, specifications and certifications, including ISO9001, AS9100, ISO13485, ISO14000, NFPA, ASTM, ANSI, *UL, and CSA.
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