Bindatex’s slit multiaxial tapes are reportedly suitable for aerospace, marine and automotive industries.
Bindatex’s slit multiaxial tapes are reportedly suitable for aerospace, marine and automotive industries.

Bindatex, which offers composite slitting services, is reportedly celebrating 10 years of partnership with a global composites reinforcement manufacturer. The company delivered 50 tonnes of multiaxial fabrics in a wide variety of widths.

Multiaxial, stitched non-crimp fabrics (NCF) are made from numerous layers of carbon or glass fibers are held in place with a polyester thread. The fibers can be in a variety of orientations, for example +45/90/-45 degrees. One of the advantages of using multiaxial composites over woven materials is that they can increase efficiency in the lamination process as multiple layers of thicker fabrics can be laid up more quickly, Bindatex says.

However, the construction of this type of material presents many challenges during the slitting process, as it is important to ensure a clean cut and accurate slit edge without compromising the fiber orientation and the handling characteristics of the materials.

Bindatex’s slit multiaxial tapes are reportedly suitable for aerospace, marine and automotive industries.

This story uses material from Bindatex, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.