TeXtreme® Spread Tow carbon reinforcements have been used by the most successful teams and drivers in this year’s Formula 1 season. Once again resulting in winning both the driver and team championship. The 2013 F1 series concluded with the Brazil’s Grand Prix November 24th.
TeXtreme® has been used within Formula 1 for many years to reduce weight and improve mechanical performance. The last couple of years the majority of all points being earned have gone to users of TeXtreme® Spread Tow carbon fabrics.
“For years the F1 teams have successfully been using our reinforcements, successful both in terms of weight savings and actual results on the race track. The proven track record in F1 and Americas Cup as well as all positive results achieved in Aerospace and Industrial applications are the best proof we can get of the performance of our materials.” says Andreas Martsman, Vice President – Marketing & Sales of Oxeon.
The 2013 Formula 1 season started in Australia in the middle of March, and ended in Brazil late November. In total 19 races have taken place across the globe, with in total of eleven teams competing. For the 2014 season that again shall go on March to November, a total of 22 races are planned to be driven.
The mechanical performance of the woven Spread Tow structure in combination with the more optimal fiber volume fraction enables production of ultra light and high performing advanced composite parts. TeXtreme® can be varied on a number of parameters creating unique opportunities to optimize the reinforcement to the application. TeXtreme® can be delivered as dry fabrics or prepreg, all based on the specific needs.
Current applications for TeXtreme® Spread Tow carbon reinforcements involves bicycles, Americas Cup, NASCAR, Le Mans, ice hockey sticks, golf shafts, industrial, advanced aerospace applications and much more.
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®.