The leading distributor of advanced composites materials in South Africa, AMT Composites, has signed an agreement that gives them the right to distribute TeXtreme®, market leader in Spread Tow reinforcements, in the region.
Andreas Martsman, Vice President – Marketing & Sales of Oxeon, says: “We are very pleased to have AMT Composites committed to distribute our materials and having signed up as an authorized distributor of TeXtreme®. We believe that this brings benefits to the customers sourcing materials from AMT Composites, being able to select TeXtreme® in the mix of composite reinforcements available.”
AMT Composites was founded 1989 and now have three branches and employs 38 people throughout South Africa. AMT Composites provide technical support and training on composite processing in addition to the distribution of various composite materials.
“We are thrilled to add TeXtreme® to our product range, for those customers looking for weight savings and better mechanical properties TeXtreme® will provide us an extra edge” says Nigel Fotheringham, General Manager, AMT composites.
TeXtreme® Spread Tow carbon reinforcements are a unique kind of composite reinforcement suitable when looking to reduce weight and improve mechanical properties. TeXtreme® is successfully used in NASCAR, Formula 1, Americas Cup and advanced aerospace applications as well as sporting good applications such as bicycles, skis and ice hockey sticks.
About AMT Composites
Advanced Materials Technology (Pty) Ltd trading as AMT Composites was formed in 1990 to offer the South African aerospace, marine and manufacturing sectors a specialized composites material supplier and technology partner. AMT Composites offers the South African aerospace, marine and manufacturing sectors a specialized composites material supplier and technology partner. From traditional ‘advanced composites’ materials to RTV silicone and polyurethane moulding and casting compounds, we have a high quality product that meets your needs. Our branches in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban, offer technical sales and support and cash sales direct to the public.
TeXtreme® Spread Tow reinforcements is the ultimate choice for making ultra light composites. TeXtreme® Technology is flexible and tow-size independent which enables development of optimized reinforcement solutions tailor-made for specific application needs. Utilization of TeXtreme® Spread Tow carbon fabrics and carbon UD tapes by manufacturers of advanced aerospace, industrial and sports products confirms that 20-30% lighter composite parts can be produced with improved mechanical properties and superior surface smoothness.
TeXtreme® is a registered trademark owned by Oxeon AB. Founded in 2003, Oxeon has quickly established itself as the market leader in Spread Tow reinforcements with its products marketed under the brand name TeXtreme®.