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Nap Core – adjustable lightweight core material

News International-French

4 Mar 2013

JEC Europe 2013 - InnoMat GmbH developed the Nap Core materials driven by the need for innovative core materials and the specifications of potential customers or project partners.

Nap Core is a light and open-cell three-dimensional core material with multi-adjustable properties. It consists of an impregnated knitted fabric moulded into a three-dimensional nap structure. Many of its properties, such as volume weight, mechanical characteristics and fire, smoke & toxicity performance, can be adjusted by varying nap geometry, yarn material, type of knitted fabric or resin system.

InnoMat GmbH developed the Nap Core materials driven by the need for innovative core materials and the specifications of potential customers or project partners. Its current research activities are focused on aerospace applications, but Nap Core can also meet the demands of automotive, marine, sports equipment or e-mobility applications.

The core material is characterised by an open-cell structure that provides very good drainability. The geometrically-separated naps allow high drapability of the core material, so cylindrical parts with quite small radiuses can be moulded easily. Enough free space between the naps enables easy integration of cables and wires. Additionally, the nap structure provides good sound-absorbing properties.

More information:www.innomat-gmbh.de
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