Glass, carbon facesheets for transport structures

LAMILUX has developed new premium composite materials for large-surface applications in lightweight vehicle construction.

New Product Announcements From: 1/8/2013 CompositesWorld

LAMILUX (Rehau, Germany) has developed new premium composite materials for large-surface applications in lightweight vehicle construction. Employed as the inside and outside facesheets of sandwich constructions, the material features a new resin system in which the mixing ratios of epoxy resin, hardeners and additives interact to form a “duroplastic” composite that reportedly yields highly stable sidewall, roof and floor components for truck trailers, for example, that provide long service life and low mass per unit of area. The sheeting, says the company, is produced in a continuous process, and the product can be reordered at any time with the same mechanical and chemical properties, due to the high level of automation in the manufacturing process. The available products are LAMILUX High Strength X-treme (fiberglass) and LAMILUX High Strength X-treme Carbon. The glass or carbon fibers are integrated as fabric into the composite material. The fibers are arranged in uniaxial, biaxial, triaxial or quadraxial layouts.  

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