Fabric Development Inc.

1217 Mill St.
Quakertown , PA 18951 US

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The Kordsa strategy

The Kordsa strategy
Turkey-based Kordsa has a long history supplying materials to the global tire market. It now has its sights set on reinforcement fabrics, prepregs and core materials for aerospace, automotive and industrial structures.

Kordsa

Kordsa completes acquisition of FDI and TPI
Kordsa has announced the completed acquisition of Fabric Development Inc. and Textile Products Inc., which provide advanced composite materials to the commercial aviation industry.

KORDSA, part of Sabanci Holding in Turkey, acquires two US firms, says Sabanci CEO Mehmet Göçmen

Kordsa acquires two US companies
Kordsa (Istanbul, Turkey), a Sabancı Holding (Istanbul, Turkey) subsidiary, announced December 6 that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Fabric Development Inc. (FDI, Quakertown, PA, US) and Textile Products Inc. (TPI, Anaheim, CA, US).

Carbon landing gear leg cushions UAV landing
Using its Lost Core Resin Transfer Molding (LCRTM) system, Wichita, Kan.-based Fiber Dynamics Inc. manufactured the main landing gear strut for the Predator B MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle.

Fiber guide cards

Pultruding cost out of aerospace parts
 Design-for-manufacturing effort proves to be cost-effective for carbon/epoxy airfoil on expendable UAV.

JEC Composites 2007 Product Showcase
This year’s Parisian exhibition provides key evidence of the composites industry’s unprecedented breadth and technical sophistication.

Carbon Composite Bridge

JEC COMPOSITES 2007 Highlights
Advanced composites make notable marks not only in traditional aerospace apps, but in automotive, sport and infrastructure arenas as well.

A technological brake for the carbon supply roller coaster?
Henrik Olofsson is a co-founder and the business development manager of Oxeon AB (Västra Frölunda, Sweden). He holds an MS in mechanical engineering from Chalmers University of Technology and a BS in business economics and management from the School of Economics and Commercial Law, Gothenburg University (both in

Carbon-composite blades

Carbon composites move beyond racing yachts into commercial and military marine applications.
Marine carbon composites move beyond racing yachts into commercial and military vessels.

Spools of carbon fiber tow

Advances in sizings and surface treatments for carbon fibers
As carbon reinforcements find new applications, unfamiliar processes and resin systems make sizing and treatment surprisingly hot topics.

Product Categories of Fabric Development Inc.

Aramid
Aramid, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
Aramid, 5-harness
Aramid, 8-harness
Aramid, Basket-weave
Aramid, Braided
Aramid, Multiaxial
Aramid, Other
Aramid, Other
Aramid, Plain-weave
Aramid, Twill
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, Multiaxial
Aramid/glass hybrid, Other
Aramid/glass hybrid, Other
Aramid/glass hybrid, Plain-weave
Aramid/glass hybrid, Twill
Carbon
Carbon, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
Carbon, 5-harness
Carbon, 8-harness
Carbon, Basket-weave
Carbon, Braided
Carbon, Multiaxial
Carbon, Other
Carbon, Other
Carbon, Plain-weave
Carbon, Twill
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, Multiaxial
Carbon/aramid hybrid, Other
Carbon/aramid hybrid, Other
Carbon/aramid hybrid, Plain-weave
Carbon/aramid hybrid, Twill
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, Multiaxial
Carbon/glass hybrid, Other
Carbon/glass hybrid, Other
Carbon/glass hybrid, Plain-weave
Carbon/glass hybrid, Twill
Ceramic
Ceramic, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
Ceramic, 5-harness
Ceramic, 8-harness
Ceramic, Basket-weave
Ceramic, Braided
Ceramic, Multiaxial
Ceramic, Other
Ceramic, Other
Ceramic, Plain-weave
Ceramic, Twill
C-glass, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
C-glass, 5-harness
C-glass, 8-harness
C-glass, Basket-weave
C-glass, Braided
C-glass, Multiaxial
C-glass, Other
C-glass, Other
C-glass, Plain-weave
C-glass, Twill
Continuous fiber
E-Glass
E-Glass, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
E-Glass, 5-harness
E-Glass, 8-harness
E-Glass, Basket-weave
E-Glass, Braided
E-Glass, Multiaxial
E-Glass, Other
E-Glass, Other
E-Glass, Plain-weave
E-Glass, Twill
Hybrid fiber
Metallized, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
Metallized, 5-harness
Metallized, 8-harness
Metallized, Basket-weave
Metallized, Braided
Metallized, Multiaxial
Metallized, Other
Metallized, Plain-weave
Metallized, Twill
Other preforms
Other, 4-harness (crowsfoot)
Other, 5-harness
Other, 8-harness
Other, Basket-weave
Other, Braided
Other, Multiaxial
Other, Other
Other, Other
Other, Plain-weave
Other, Twill
Quartz
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), Multiaxial
Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Other
Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Other
Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Plain-weave
Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Twill