SAERTEX introduces unidirectional glass fiber fabrics for leaf springs

Originally titled 'Unidirectional glass fiber fabrics target leaf springs'

Processed via resin transfer molding (RTM), Ultra Fatigue UD from SAERTEX is designed for use with epoxy and polyurethane resins and is well suited for high-volume production.

SAERTEX (Saerbeck, Germany) has introduced Ultra Fatigue UD, a unidirectional, non-crimp, glass fiber fabric designed specifically for the manufacture of leaf springs in trucks and passenger vehicles. The fiber is reportedly 50% lighter than steel and offers longer operational life and improved fatigue properties. Ultra Fitigue UD is designed to be processed via resin transfer molding (RTM) and is said to be most compatible with with epoxy and polyurethane (PU) resin systems.