Thin plies give you the freedom to optimize the reinforcement design. At the same time this technology saves weight and reduces laminate thickness.
Thin plies (<0,05 mm/layer) suppress or delay crack initiation in loaded composite structures. Thereby allowing for manufacturing of lighter, stiffer and more durable composite products.
Thin plies optimize your carbon fiber usage.
TeXtreme® Technology is flexible and tow-size independent which allows the development of optimized reinforcement solutions, tailor-made for specific needs of the application. Without sacrificing rigidness or strength it also can improve impact tolerance as well as your surface smoothness. TeXtreme® is available in a wide variety of configurations.
Symmetrical bi-directional construction
|Material||Ply sequence||No. of fiber layers to achieve symmetry|
|NCF||[NCF(+45/-45) / NCF(-45/+45)]||4|
Symmetrical quasi-isotropic construction
|Material||Ply sequence||No. if fiber layers to achieve symmetry|
|NCF||[NCF(0/90/+45-45) / NCF(-45/+45/90/0)]||8|
|STF||[TeXtreme®(0/90) / TeXtreme®(+45/-45) / TeXtreme®(0/90)]||6|
Image: Illustration of increased in-situ strength by using thin plies. ©Swerea SICOMP 2014.
The ply thickness of each separate layer is clearly connected to the strength of the composite part. The benefit achieved by thin TeXtreme® Spread Tow reinforcements compared to the apparent strength is illustrated above.
Combining the weight savings possible from the optimal fiber structure with the thin nature of Spread Tow reinforcements renders a performance that no other composite reinforcement can match.