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. Soon after Oxeon AB was founded, this new carbon fabric was launched as TeXtreme® Spread Tow fabrics to the market and they also initiated the sales of TeXtreme®Spread Tow tapes.
Oxeon’s road to success has been full of challenges. Initially Oxeon purchased carbon UD tapes to produce its fabrics. However, the lack of suitable tapes that met with the quality requirements, lead Oxeon to develop its own Spread Tow Technology and machines. From this a beginning Oxeon now has grown into a sound and reliable market leader. For its strong growth Oxeon was recognized as Sweden’s fastest growing company in 2010.
The latest innovation concerns development of a new technology to produce Spread Tow +α /-β fabrics. This technology, called Oblique Fabric Technology, produces continuous-length bias fabric wherein the tapes are placed in +α /-β orientations. The initial +α/-β Spread Tow carbon fabric offered had the tapes oriented in +45/-45.
These +α/-β Spread Tow fabrics can be advantageously combined with existing 0/90 Spread Tow fabrics for obtaining a direct multixial reinforcement. These patented innovations allow Oxeon to provide a wide range of optimized reinforcement solutions.
Oxeon headquarters are located in Borås, Sweden and in 2011 expanded to the US by starting up Oxeon Inc. Oxeon’s novel Spread Tow, Tape Weaving and Oblique Fabric Technologies together provide flexibility in producing tow count-independent optimized carbon fiber reinforcements that are tailor-made to meet specific application needs.
Oxeon today holds several patents for both its technologies and unique materials and there are licensing possibilities for utilizing the unique benefits. The technologies can be applied to various industries such as composites and ballistics.
Several of the TeXtreme® Spread tow patents and technologies could be licenced to other production companies.
The utilization of TeXtreme® Spread Tow carbon fabrics and carbon UD tapes by many different manufacturers of advanced aeronautical, industrial and sports products, has confirmed that we can meet specific needs. Some of those needs being: 20-30% lighter composite parts, improved mechanical properties and superior surface smoothness.