Oxeon has developed a unique spread tow technology that allows us to produce thin plies – using fibers with the best possible properties and increased mechanical performance of your advanced composite product.
We normally work with carbon fiber (HS, IM and HM) but has successfully also spread for example aramid, UMWPE, PBO and Innegra fibers.
With more material packed in the same area, TeXtreme® Spread Tow get better mechanical performance. Less is in fact more.
Spreading carbon fiber tows into tapes
Image: The novel spreading process, from a carbon fiber tow into a thin UD tape. ©Oxeon 2014.
Benefits of Spread Tow tapes
Image: Illustration of the benefits of the TeXtreme® Spread Tow carbon fiber tapes over conventional carbon tapes. ©Oxeon 2014.
Benefits of Spread Tow fabrics
Image: Illustration of the benefits of the TeXtreme® Spread Tow carbon fabrics over conventional carbon fabrics. ©Oxeon 2014.
We use our proprietary spreading technology to produce ultra-thin and extremely smooth UD tapes. These UD tapes can be woven into biaxial structures with very straight fibers and thus in an optimal manner utilizing fiber performance.