Since its introduction, Oxeon’s ±45° version of TeXtreme® has been a gamechanger for those seeking a continuous ±45° spread tow fabric. Due to the increased demand, Oxeon is proud to announce an investment of €3 million to expand their patented ±45° Spread Tow weaving capacity.
Known for its ability to reduce weight, increase stiffness and strength, improve impact protection as well as improve dampening performance in thin plies, TeXtreme® Spread Tow Fabrics extend these benefits found in its 0°/90° fabrics to its ±45°continuous length fabrics which are available in widths up to 60”/1.5m. There are numerous benefits in using ±45° TeXtreme® to replace traditional UD layups which include:
TeXtreme®’s nonexistence of stitching or fixation yarn minimizes the risk of mechanical issues, such as micro cracks, along with eliminating the difficulty in predicting mechanical performance due to the induced geometrical variation caused by the stitching or stabilizing/fixation yarns found in its meso structure.
“We can clearly see a need for this product, especially in aerospace applications where the
knock-down factor of mechanical properties has limited the usage of existing ± oriented textiles. TeXtreme® technology does not require stitching or fixation yarn so, unlike NCF solutions, larger profile parts such as panels, wings or tubes that use TeXtreme® have no knock-down factor so this means that the parts are stronger while being much lighter. With this additional investment in TeXtreme® Spread Tow Fabrics, we’re further enhancing our position as the advanced carbon reinforcement technology leader”, says Henrik Blycker, CEO of Oxeon.
The additional capacity will be in place in beginning of 2018.
TeXtreme®, the market leader in advanced carbon reinforcement technology, is the ultimate choice for making advanced ultra-light composites products with superior mechanical performance and surface smoothness.
TeXtreme® Technology is flexible and tow-size independent which enables the development of optimized reinforcement solutions which are tailor-made for specific needs of the application. Manufacturers of advanced aerospace, industrial and sports products have consistently found that using TeXtreme® Spread Tow carbon fabrics and UD tapes have enabled them to produce composite parts which are 20-30% lighter 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®. For more information please visit www.textreme.com.