3TEX Inc.

3-D reinforcements for composites: ZPlex conformanle sandwich, FilletBraid, RapidRoot, UniGirder, and 3WEAVE roll goods; for thick composites, including wind, corrosion, marine, oil/gas, and armor, for open molding, vacuum infusion, RTM, pultrusion and C/C processes — all fiber types.

208 Laurel Hill Dr.
Rutherfordton, NC 28139 US

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The markets: Corrosion-resistance (2014)
The annual cost of metallic corrosion worldwide is staggering. Composites continue to provide solutions

Wind blades: Pi preforms increase shear web failure load
Easily coinfused structural joint increases ultimate strength and fatigue life, offering solutions for designers as blades get longer and move offshore.

Underground storage tanks: Rehabilitation without excavation
An unusual “lost-core” composite adds double walls protection to noncompliant tanks without excavation.

High-Performance Fibers 2011 Conference Highlights
CompositesWorld’s annual specialty fibers forum focuses on refining performance.

People Briefs
People news from 3TEX and Accudyne Systems.

News Briefs: Sept. 27, 2011
John Melilli starts Technology Solution Sales LLC; 3TEX names John Williams general manger

3-D preforms: Fast, efficient blade-root manufacture
To expedite the blade root manufacturing process for wind turbine blade manufacturers, 3TEX Inc. (Cary, N.C.) has developed RapidRoot, a 3-D preform.

Heavy-duty infusion: Scaling up for scrubbers
Infused 3-D woven fabric preforms best steel in beams and unitized deck structures built for the caustic confines of massive flue gas desulfurization systems.

3-D woven reinforcements update
Suppliers make progress toward reinforcement preforms that exhibit comparable properties in the x, y and z axes.

Antiballistics: Better defense, less expense
Armor applications grow on the strength of new markets, new composite materials.

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Wind Blade Manufacturing: Cost-efficient materials-based strategies
The wind blade’s four key elements — the root, the spar, the aerodynamic shell or fairing, and the surfacing system — have present unique manufacturing challenges that must be met with carefully selected composite material systems and molding strategies.

Engineering Insights: All-Composite Hovercraft Rises to Performance Challenge
An exclusive look at a lightweight pultruded and resin-infused design that sets a new standard for amphibious craft.

IBEX 2006 Boat Show Showcase
Composites and composite molding processes make strong statement in Miami.

Product Categories of 3TEX Inc.

Materials
  • Reinforcements, unimpregnated
    • Aramid
      • Aramid, Other
    • Aramid/glass hybrid
      • Aramid/glass hybrid, Yarns
      • Aramid/glass hybrid, Other
    • Basalt
      • Basalt, Combination woven roving & chopped strand mat
      • Basalt, Other
    • C-glass
      • C-glass, Combination woven roving & chopped strand mat
      • C-glass, Other
    • Carbon
      • Carbon, Combination woven roving & chopped strand mat
      • Carbon, Other
    • Carbon/aramid hybrid
      • Carbon/aramid hybrid, Other
    • Carbon/glass hybrid
      • Carbon/glass hybrid, Combination woven roving & chopped strand mat
      • Carbon/glass hybrid, Other
    • Ceramic
      • Ceramic, Combination woven roving & chopped strand mat
      • Ceramic, Other
    • E-Glass
      • E-Glass, Combination woven roving & chopped strand mat
      • E-Glass, Other
    • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type)
      • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Combination woven roving & chopped strand mat
      • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Other
    • Other unimpregnated reinforcement forms
      • Other, Other
  • Fabrics, unimpregnated
    • Aramid
      • Aramid, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
      • Aramid, 5-harness
      • Aramid, 8-harness
      • Aramid, Basket-weave
      • Aramid, Braided
      • Aramid, Plain-weave
      • Aramid, Twill
      • Aramid, Woven roving
      • Aramid, Other
    • Aramid/glass hybrid
      • Aramid/glass hybrid, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
      • Aramid/glass hybrid, 5-harness
      • Aramid/glass hybrid, 8-harness
      • Aramid/glass hybrid, Basket-weave
      • Aramid/glass hybrid, Braided
      • Aramid/glass hybrid, Plain-weave
      • Aramid/glass hybrid, Twill
      • Aramid/glass hybrid, Other
    • Basalt
      • Basalt, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
      • Basalt, 5-harness
      • Basalt, 8-harness
      • Basalt, Basket-weave
      • Basalt, Braided
      • Basalt, Multiaxal
      • Basalt, Plain-weave
      • Basalt, Stitched (knitted, nonwoven)
      • Basalt, Twill
      • Basalt, Woven roving
      • Basalt, Other
    • C-glass
      • C-glass, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
      • C-glass, 5-harness
      • C-glass, 8-harness
      • C-glass, Basket-weave
      • C-glass, Braided
      • C-glass, Plain-weave
      • C-glass, Twill
      • C-glass, Woven roving
      • C-glass, Other
    • Carbon
      • Carbon, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
      • Carbon, 5-harness
      • Carbon, 8-harness
      • Carbon, Basket-weave
      • Carbon, Braided
      • Carbon, Plain-weave
      • Carbon, Twill
      • Carbon, Woven roving
      • Carbon, Other
    • Carbon/aramid hybrid
      • Carbon/aramid hybrid, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
      • Carbon/aramid hybrid, 5-harness
      • Carbon/aramid hybrid, 8-harness
      • Carbon/aramid hybrid, Basket-weave
      • Carbon/aramid hybrid, Braided
      • Carbon/aramid hybrid, Plain-weave
      • Carbon/aramid hybrid, Twill
      • Carbon/aramid hybrid, Woven roving
      • Carbon/aramid hybrid, Other
    • Carbon/glass hybrid
      • Carbon/glass hybrid, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
      • Carbon/glass hybrid, 5-harness
      • Carbon/glass hybrid, 8-harness
      • Carbon/glass hybrid, Basket-weave
      • Carbon/glass hybrid, Braided
      • Carbon/glass hybrid, Plain-weave
      • Carbon/glass hybrid, Twill
      • Carbon/glass hybrid, Woven roving
      • Carbon/glass hybrid, Other
    • Ceramic
      • Ceramic, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
      • Ceramic, 5-harness
      • Ceramic, 8-harness
      • Ceramic, Basket-weave
      • Ceramic, Braided
      • Ceramic, Plain-weave
      • Ceramic, Twill
      • Ceramic, Woven roving
      • Ceramic, Other
    • E-Glass
      • E-Glass, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
      • E-Glass, 5-harness
      • E-Glass, 8-harness
      • E-Glass, Basket-weave
      • E-Glass, Braided
      • E-Glass, Plain-weave
      • E-Glass, Twill
      • E-Glass, Woven roving
      • E-Glass, Other
    • Metallized
      • Metallized, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
      • Metallized, 5-harness
      • Metallized, 8-harness
      • Metallized, Basket-weave
      • Metallized, Braided
      • Metallized, Plain-weave
      • Metallized, Twill
      • Metallized, Woven roving
      • Metallized, Other
    • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type)
      • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), 4-harness (crowsfoot)
      • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), 5-harness
      • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), 8-harness
      • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Basket-weave
      • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Braided
      • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Plain-weave
      • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Twill
      • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Woven roving
      • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Other
    • Other unimpregnated fabrics
      • Other, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
      • Other, 5-harness
      • Other, 8-harness
      • Other, Basket-weave
      • Other, Braided
      • Other, Plain-weave
      • Other, Twill
      • Other, Woven roving
      • Other, Other
  • Preforms, unimpregnated
    • Aramid
    • Basalt
    • Carbon
    • Ceramic
    • Continuous fiber
    • E-Glass
    • Hybrid fiber
    • Quartz
    • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type)
    • Other preforms
  • Core materials and flow media
    • Other core materials
    • Foam core
      • Foam core, other
Composite Structures & Components
  • Armor, ceramic
  • Armor, composite
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • CAD/CAM/CAE design
  • Consulting
    • Consulting, materials
    • Consulting, process development