C-PLY Hexagonal is a carbon non-crimp fabric (NCF) with a stitching yarn designed to be visible within the resin and to capture resin colour pigments.
C-PLY Hexagonal is a carbon non-crimp fabric (NCF) with a stitching yarn designed to be visible within the resin and to capture resin colour pigments.

Chomarat has received a JEC Innovation Award in the Sports & Leisure category for its C-PLY Hexagonal with visual & structural stitching.

C-PLY Hexagonal is a carbon non-crimp fabric (NCF) with a stitching yarn designed to be visible within the resin and to capture resin colour pigments. The stitching yarn also improves fracture toughness compared to standard NCF, the company said.

‘We researched the right stitching yarn among multiple options before coming up with a tailor-made yarn solution,’ said adds Philippe Sanial, director at Chomarat. ‘C-PLYTM Hexagonal provides a unique honeycomb carbon design that appeals to end users.’

The material, which was originally intended for the design of aerospace and automotive parts, can be used in a windfoil board construction where the tows are spread to create thin plies, which are then stitched with ±45° angles.

‘Chomarat provided Neilpryde and Cobra with its C-PLY NCF technology to help them manufacture an innovative windfoil board, and we are very proud to be rewarded with our partners’, says Pascal Joubert des Ouches, sports equipment market director.

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