Woven fibre reinforcements are available in the fibre types glass, carbon, aramid and in the form of hybrid fabrics as a combination of fibre types. Continuous filaments in the form of rovings are interwoven with each other and offer a variety of properties and application areas depending on the basis weight, the number of filaments and the weave. The weave is distinguished by canvas, twill weave and atlas binding. Depending on how often the fibres (warp: longitudinal direction, weft: transverse direction) cross, a highly flexible fabric (atlas binding) is obtained by crossing the four to seven warp threads, which can be draped ideally for complex shapes with a low shifting strength. In the case of a twill weave binding, a weft thread skips only two or three warp threads, so that the fabric has a higher push resistance with a slightly lower drapability. They are easier to handle and can still be used with complicated geometries. With the 1:1 ratio of weft to warp (canvas binding), woven fabrics have a high sliding resistance and low flexibility, making them ideal for flat laminates.
|Glass Woven Fabrics
|Excellent mechanical properties, highly versatile, available in numerous combinations of basis weights and weaves
|Carbon Woven Fabrics
|Very small thermal Expansion, very good fatigue resistance, available in weigths from 55 to 1000 g/m² and roving sizes from 1K to 50K
|Aramide Woven Fabrics
|43% lighter than glass fibre fabric, but twice as stiff as glass fibres, excellent dimensional stability, slightly negative thermal Expansion, excellent thermal properties, high chemical resistance, available in numerous combinations of basis weights and weaves