Neolaminate with lower weight with higher strength
Even with complex geometries, its high surface smoothness unlocks a wealth of new product design options, e.g. through the simple application of film or coated finishes. Where flexural stiffness is the focus of functional requirements, the neolaminate excels by offering up to 35% less deformation than conventional composites for the same thickness or weight.
The significant improvement in properties is achieved through the use of pre-stretched continuous fibers, unidirectionally arranged in a polymer matrix (UD tapes). In producing W8SVR neolaminate, the UD tapes are then processed, as required, practically without undulation (as woven fabric) or completely without undulation (laid fabrics). Direct mobilization of the unidirectional fibers optimizes resistance to the acting forces. Moreover, the fiber orientation can be freely chosen by the customer in order to best resist the expected loads in a particular part or component. At the same time, the near-net-shape production leads to a considerable reduction in waste.