Freudenberg Performance Materials (Freudenberg) will be exhibiting a wide range of technical textile solutions for the composites industry at JEC World.
These include surfacing veils for fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP) components and Enka Solutions flow media and spacers for composites manufacturing.
Freudenberg has addressed the evolving requirements of manufacturers of FRP parts with high-performance nonwovens. To achieve this, the supplier of innovative technical textiles uses a variety of technologies such as wetlaid, drylaid and spunbond processes, which enables a wide range of options for the choice of fibres, filaments and compositions.
The material supplier offers a comprehensive portfolio of nonwovens, including glass, PAN, and PET. These materials are specifically engineered for applications such as anti-corrosive coatings in piping and tank construction, UV-resistant facade panels, and various other end products. Surface veils are a crucial component of FRP components, ensuring abrasion resistance, corrosion protection, smooth surfaces, and enhanced mechanical strength. Freudenberg's nonwoven solutions deliver exceptional performance across all these aspects, making them an ideal choice for a wide range of FRP applications.
Enka Solutions products are designed for efficient resin infusion and foam injection moulding. Thanks to their distinctive 3D entangled polymeric filament structures they are exceptionally well-suited as flow media and spacers in composites manufacturing.
Enka Solutions flow media for vacuum-assisted resin transfer moulding (VARTM) and resin transfer moulding (RTM) processes promote extremely fast and reliable resin distribution ensuring full wet-out of the internal structure, whilst keeping the glass fibre reinforcement nettings and components surface in place. A superior bond, enhanced mechanical properties and even a reduced risk of wrinkling is consequently achieved.
The Enka Solutions spacer applied in reaction injection moulding processes using foam pushes the reinforcement matting and composite skin against the mould. This allows polymer foam to flow freely through the mould, filling the cavity completely and resulting in faster production processes that ensure reproducible high-quality finished products.
Visitors can meet Freudenberg experts at booth P82.4 of the Baden-Württemberg International stand in Hall 6 from March 5-7.