Composite Materials

Composite Materials

Composites have come a long way with light weight and durable composites increasingly replacing conventional materials. Carbon and aramid fibres play an important role – essential for reinforcing where weight reduction and excellent damage tolerance are required. Zedtex composite fabrics are used for applications in marine and aerospace construction, civil engineering, automotive and passenger transportation, engineering plastics and many sporting goods… the number of applications continues to grow!

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Applications

  • In sails: strength, stiffness and dimensional stability of reinforced laminated sails. Boats: High-performance fabrics provides exceptional flex fatigue and strength for vessels and lightweight components. When used in hull construction brings benefits, include high strength, energy absorption, low weight and vibration and sound-dampening properties. Yacht Spars: Dry and prepreg fabrics for compression molding or fibres for filament winding.

Applications

  • Our technical fabrics can be used for constructing all manor of industrial components, such as composite tubing or molded parts. Our fabrics offer a range of properties such as high modulus, damage tolerance and strength.

Applications

  • As the costs of transport rise, lightweight, high-strength alternatives to more traditional materials are becoming increasingly attractive. With their combination of low density and excellent mechanical and physical properties, Zedtex’s carbon and aramid composite fabrics have become materials of choice for the design of lightweight parts for heavy-duty purposes.

Applications

  • Zedtex can supply both dry and prepreg aerospace grade fabrics for use from non-critical parts up to rocket motor casings. While carbon is the predominant fiber of choice, aramid is also used to reinforce composite constructions such as fairings and airfreight containers.

Applications

  • Production of lightweight Composite Panels for Marine, Aerospace, Industrial and civil architecture.

Applications

  • Hexagonal honeycomb manufactured with Meta-aramid, Para-aramid and Aramid hybrid paper is an extremely light-weight high strength composite material core. Coated with heat-resistant phenolic resin it has good thermal stability and thermally insulating properties. Additionally it combines excellent properties of corrosion resistance, high toughness, electrical insulation, and fatigue performance. Therefore aramid honeycomb is widely used for the production of lightweight Composite Panels for Marine, Aerospace, Industrial, Sporting products and Antenna Insulation.
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Other Products

  • Yarn

    Those early yarns are a long way from the highly technical synthetic yarns available today. Nylon, the first synthetic fibre and forerunner of today’s man-made yarns was debuted just in time for WWII rationing and it’s novel use as a material for women’s stockings overshadowed it’s more practical uses, such as replacement for silk in parachutes and other military use.

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  • Agriculture, Horticulture, Viticulture

    Solutions for smaller scale Horticulture, larger scale Agriculture, specialist Viticulture or complementary industries.

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  • Ballistic Protection

    The modern world has changed the value of human life. Via the media, people are confronted with death and suffering on a daily basis. Because of these threats, there is an ever stronger clamour for life protection.

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  • Ropes, Cables & Twines

    Through collaboration with our industry partners Zedtex can offer custom made ropes, cables and plied twines or cords. Plied yarns can be developed with specific properties to suit the end use environment and using the world’s strongest synthetic fibers and high grade steel components, rope and cable systems can be developed to substitute steel cables and steel wire rope.

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