Fabrics can be up to 4x stronger than blankets in terms of tensile and impact resistance. However, what stands out in the blanket or short fibers is the multidirectional resistance of the piece (isotropy).
TEXIGLASS® manufactures fiberglass fabrics from 26 to 1,350 g/m², bidirectional and unidirectional and in different types of weaving (plain weave, twill 3×1, twill 2×2, satin 8HS, flat Turkish 4HS, English twist, etc.), and can be up to 3.20 m wide.
Applications: They serve as reinforcements for surfboards, printed circuit boards, car bodies and motorcycle fairings, printed circuit boards, aircraft, tubes, tanks, wind turbine blades, boat hulls, treatment plants, raised floors, joint treatment, etc.
In addition to composite applications, fiberglass is widely used in the thermal insulation industry because of its excellent high-temperature resistance properties.
– Maximum working temperature in direct contact: 400ºC;
– Softening point: 700ºC;
– Melting point: 1,100ºC;
– Fiberglass fabric does not catch fire, it is non-combustible;
Carbon fiber is a synthetic fiber (synthetic, as the main precursor is PAN – Polyacrylonitrile), with high mechanical strength, low weight and great versatility. Made up of thousands of microfilaments that are grouped to form a consistent yarn, carbon fibers can also vary depending on the carbon fiber’s modulus of strength and design application. Examples of most common tensile strengths: 4,200 mPa / 4,900 mPa / 5,500 mPa. In addition to being a material used for structural uses, carbon fiber has a great aesthetic appeal that makes it an object of desire in the most varied areas of interest, from sports cars, yachts, to artifacts and furniture.
TEXIGLASS® manufactures carbon fiber fabrics in weights between 200 and 900 g/m², bidirectional and unidirectional and in different types of weaving (plain weave, twill, satin, 8HS, etc.).
Applications: Reinforcements of racing car bodies, hospital tables and parts (transparent to X-Ray), aircraft and UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), human prostheses and orthotics, structural reinforcements in concrete beams and columns of bridges and buildings (civil construction), wind turbine blades, sports parts, planes, tooling (molds), etc.
Aramid Fiber is a synthetic fiber from the Polyamide family with unique chemical composition and properties, such as mechanical resistance, impact, lightness and durability. In addition to these characteristics, aramid is extremely resistant to heat and its great differential consists in the possibility of interaction with different polymeric matrices, forming super-resistant compounds. These different combinations of aramid fiber composites with the various polymers, thermosets and thermoplastics used in its structure, resulting in composites that can be up to 7 times more resistant than steel.
TEXIGLASS® manufactures fabrics in weights between 200 and 600 g/m², bidirectional and unidirectional, generally in plain weave.
– Automobile Industry: ballistic armor, tires, brake pads, formula 1 cars, special cables, among other parts;
– Personal and Industrial Protection Items: Gloves and protective jackets, shoes, clothing for firefighters and sneakers for sports;
– Military Industry: bulletproof helmets, vests and masks;
– Industry and General Items: Kayaks, Helicopter Propellers and much more.
Hybrid or blended fabrics are those made up of two or more different fibers. The advantage of hybrid fabrics is to provide different characteristics in a single product, such as a carbon fiber + aramid fabric, where there will be a mixture of rigidity with flexibility, due to the respective characteristics.
Fiberglass + carbon fiber fabric is also very common, as it guarantees greater resistance than a conventional 100% fiberglass fabric, but with increased resistance and an interesting Cost-Benefit ratio.
The most common hybrid fabrics are:
• KV 134 (Fiberglass + Aramid Fiber 134/m²);
• CKS 220 (Carbon Fiber + Aramid Fiber 220g/m²);
• CVQ 160 (Carbon Fiber + Fiberglass 160g/m²);
• CVQ 339 (Carbon Fiber + Fiberglass 339g/m²);