Composite fabrics

Glass fibre-reinforced composites are distinguished by their excellent strength and weight ratio. We produce composite fabrics from from 2 types of glass: E-glass with thermal resistance of loomstate fabric 600°C and SiO2-glass with thermal resistance of 1000+°C, which are applied with resin and special finishes (coupling agents) dependent on end-use requirements and by adapting to each type of fabric to achieve maximum strength. Each type of glass is providing its own specific qualities.

Composite fabrics
(E-Glass 600º C)

E-glass is by far the most widely used because it provides the right combination of physical properties and low cost.

Application: these range from economical unsaturated polyester for general purpose sports and vehicle uses, through vinylester and epoxy for more stringent applications, to phenolic and polyimides for high temperature resistance.

Parameters:

  • fabric mass per unit area 24 to 865 g/m²,
  • our fabrics can be provided in different constructions and widths and also with application-specific functional finishings.

Fabric finishes:
Finish             Characteristics and end use
040    FK104    General resin reinforcement. Gives characteristic green tint to laminates.
045    FK144    For general resin reinforcement
424    FK600    Epoxy silane aerospace fabric finish
455    FK200    Epoxy and phenolic compatible
611    FK800    Laminating. Multifunctional amino-based silane finish (low chloride)
705    FK803    Laminating. FK800 with black pigment
832    FK801    A fast-wetting, softer-handle version of FK800 for hand lay-up

 

 

Composite fabrics
(SiO2-Glass 1000º+C)

Their properties depend on the chemical composition, but the higher the silica (SiO2) content, the higher melting point and strength.