JEC Group have brought together the international community of composites leaders and executives in our Composites Circle as an unique networking opportunity to meet with both peers and future partners.
Professor and Architect Mark Goulthorpe, of the MIT Department of Architecture, confirmed as guest keynote speaker for the Future of Composites in Construction.
Oxeon introduces its groundbreaking +a/-ß variants of TeXtreme Spread Tow Fabrics through the initial +45/-45 type. These new versions further broaden Oxeon's capability to offer optimized Spread Tow reinforcement solutions.
The new fabric-forming technology has been developed by Dr. Nandan Khokar, R&D Manager of Oxeon, and his team. This proprietary innovation enables continuous-length production of novel fabrics by interlacing two sets of Spread Tow Tapes in different angles +a/-ß, for example +45/-45, +30/-60, +50/-25 etc.. These fabrics are innovative solutions for complementing the existing 0/90 version of TeXtreme® to realize easily and quickly an optimized multidirectional reinforcement by plying.
The novel TeXtreme® Spread Tow Fabrics in +a/-ß variants bring all the advantages found in the successful TeXtreme® 0/90 fabric. Improved mechanical performance, weight saving possibilities, good handling ability, flatness and surface smoothness are all combined in a continuous-length +a/-ß fabric. Its balanced construction eliminates problems associated with symmetric plying of NCF and UD. With reduced labor and material wastage, the production of composites becomes efficient.
Oxeon will be at JEC Composites Show in Paris, 29-31 March, Booth T23.
Every year, JEC Composites Show is the place where innovations are launched. 2011 is no exception. Here are in this feature few of these innovations. Many others will be announced during the Show...