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Sigmatex opens its Technical Excellence Centre

News International-French

12 Sep 2013

Sigmatex, a converter of carbon fibre announces the creation of the Sigmatex Technical Excellence Centre (SigmaTEC).

With over 120 combined years in carbon fibre development and 265 years combined textile experience the SigmaTEC team are part of leaders in carbon fibre materials development. SigmaTEC, consisting of a number of technicians, technologists and engineers, are dedicated to providing customers with technical innovation and cutting edge solutions through a collaborative approach.

The creation of SigmaTEC is also supported by significant investment in new weaving technology being driven by customer need. The expansion includes:
•    3D weaving using full size weaving loom and unival 100 Jacquard
•    High speed tape weaving machine
•    Multiaxial weaving technology
•    UD development area
•    Wet laboratory for infusing textiles equipped with composites integration vacuum infusion equipment and oven
•    Dry laboratory for characterisation using a 200kN Instron tensile testing machine
•    Weave design software including simulation for design

About Sigmatex:
Sigmatex is one of the world’s leading converters of carbon fibre. Having expertise in this field since 1972, they have grown rapidly to meet ever increasing demands for their products and services.  
Sigmatex develops and manufactures carbon fibre textiles for composite material applications. From global locations, Sigmatex supplies spread tow, 2D woven, unidirectional, multiaxial (non-crimp), 3D textiles and recycled fabrics across a broad range of industries. Sigmatex's proven capability converts millions of pounds of carbon fibre each year for major projects that require high levels of quality and reliability.
Sigmatex works with customers to create carbon fibre textiles which meet various requirements including fibre orientation, crimp, drapeability, thickness and resin permeability. These textile solutions often require an innovative approach to textile design and process which is the core strength of Sigmatex.

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