TeXtreme introduces ±45° fabric
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TeXtreme by Oxeon AB (Boras, Sweden) has launched a new ±45° spread tow-based fabric called Spread Tow Grid. It can be tailored to meet specific needs, such as increasing torsional stiffness with minimum weight increase, or enabling radio transmittance through the fabric’s openings. This material can be used in monolithic structures as well as for sandwich skins, in either prepregged form or dry form, for infusion. Because of its relatively low 21-g/m2 areal weight, this version of the dry grid material can be wet out by capturing excess resin from neighboring prepreg plies. TeXtreme notes that even though the Grid fabric has designed gaps that resemble a lattice, its characteristics are similar to other TeXtreme Spread Tow reinforcements. When the Grid fabric is used by itself or in combination with other products in the TeXtreme family, the company maintains that optimized reinforcement solutions can be created that enable customers to reduce product weight while maintaining desired or required mechanical properties.
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