ELG says the Carbiso M and TM materials demonstrate excellent drapeability
and performance whilst delivering cost effective lightweighting and significant environmental benefits compared to virgin carbon fibre.
As noted previously, laminate composites (usually supplied as B-stage sheets of unidirectional (UD) carbon fiber rovings impregnated with epoxy resin) are of great interest to transportation OEMs, owing to their high mechanical performance at very-thin cross-sections and very-low part weight, low voids, and good drapeability
Among the advantages of Sontara are comfort, breathability and soft drapeability
, which Mikkelsen says are challenging to replicate in a spunbond.
The nonwoven polyester mat is soft, present excellent resin impregnation and high drapeability
when it is wet and therefore is suitable for complex shapes.
The company describes SpectraMax, which will also target automotive trim, shoe component, medical fabric, home furnishing, protective apparel and aerospace media markets, as a low denier, extremely uniform nylon 6,6 fabric with benefits of superior strength, filtration efficiency, opacity, softness and drapeability
Laminate composites (typically epoxy resin-reinforced with unidirectional (UD) carbon fiber rovings) are well known for producing parts with high mechanical performance, low voids, and good drapeability
End users keep influencing the industry and manufacturers are designing products with relevant characteristics such as breathability, smoothness, softness, drapeability
, flexibility, high absorbency, etc.
Many innovative product solutions, including commercial elastic hygiene applications, have been developed because of the possibility to target and balance properties including elasticity for simpler construction, better comfort, fit, and good leakage protection and softness and drapeability
for touch and com fort," said Mr.
Sandler offers a wide range of highly effective absorber non-wovens for interior and exterior applications; carrier materials for molded parts; upholstery materials with a high recovery rate and drapeability
, which create an optimal microclimate for seats as well as cover nonwovens and processing aids.
In addition, the resulting elastic fabrics offer a soft feel, and good drapeability
They provide enhanced drapeability
enabling designers to improve product fit and comfort.
SpectraMax is a low denier, uniform nylon 6,6 fabric with superior strength, filtration efficiency, opacity, softness and drapeability
in addition to the natural advantages of nylon such as thermal resistance, dyeability and gamma stability.