Fabric & Reinforcement
Woven fabrics and other reinforcements are used in conjunction with resins (the matrix) to produce composite materials which combine the strengths and overcome the weaknesses of two (or more) materials to produce very strong materials, the most common ones being GRP/FRP (Glass/Fibre Reinforced Plastic) and carbon fibre.
On their own these fabrics do not posses strength much beyond that of any woven fabric, but once they are combined with resin to make a finished product, their strength can be astonishing.
As a supplier of advanced composites, our range of conventional ‘staples’ of composites manufacture limited but we do make a point of stocking high performance woven E-Glass and also powder-bound chopped strand mat, which unlike conventional chopped strand mat, is suitable for use with epoxy resin systems. This is particularly important considering the preference for using epoxy moulds when creating epoxy parts.