• PT Youtube
  • CW Facebook
  • CW Linkedin
  • CW Twitter
5/28/2019

Karl Mayer launches production line for thermoplastic UD tapes

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

The new line targets the mass production of thermoplastic tapes for lightweight construction applications.

Share

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

Karl Mayer Technische Textilien GmbH (Obertshausen, Germany) has launched a new line for mass production of thermoplastic unidirectional (UD) tapes for lightweight construction applications. The line was developed, the company says, to fulfill a need for reproducibility, quality and efficiency at a reasonable cost in the processing fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP).

More specifically, Karl Mayer has extended its spreading technology to include suitable heating and impregnating modules, resulting in a machine system that is said to deliver a continuous mode of operating, a high production speed and large tape widths.

RELATED CONTENT

  • Machining carbon composites: Risky business

    As composites take a larger part (and form larger parts) in the aerospace structures sector, it’s not just a make-it-or-break-it proposition.

  • The fiber

    The structural properties of composite materials are derived primarily from the fiber reinforcement. Fiber types, their manufacture, their uses and the end-market applications in which they find most use are described.

  • Carbon fiber market: Gathering momentum

    All signs point to increasing demand from many market sectors. Will capacity keep pace?

Resources