TeXtreme® is proud to announce their latest addition to their line of Spread Tow products, the ±45° Grid fabric. This new version of TeXtreme Spread Tow fabric will further broaden the ability to optimize Spread Tow solutions for new applications and markets, the company says.
TeXtreme Spread Tow Grid can be tailored to meet specific needs, such as increasing torsional stiffness with minimum weight increase or enabling radio transmittance through the fabric’s opening. This new grid material can be used in monolithic structures as well as for sandwich skins in either a prepregged form or dry form for infusion. Because of its low 21gsm areal weight, this version of the dry grid material can be wet out by capturing excess resin from its neighboring prepreg plies.
Even though the Grid fabric has designed gaps which resemble a lattice, its characteristics are similar to other TeXtreme Spread Tow reinforcements. According to the company, by using the Grid fabric by itself or in combination with the other products in the TeXtreme family, optimized reinforcement solutions can be created which enable customers to reduce the weight of their products without sacrificing mechanical properties. The new grid fabric offers stability while handling and can be either manually or automatically cut or handled while being prepregged in standard hot melt processes.