- The 3-D woven distance fabric (width = 125 cm) is an uncut velvet-like fabric woven out of 100% E-Glass yarns. The fabric consists of two separate deck-layers bonded together by vertical piles as a kind of sandwich structure. The piles are woven into the deck layers thus forming an integrally woven sandwichstructure. For a picture of typical view of the cross sections of the fabric laminate see under Downloads.
- The 3-D fabric can be impregnated with thermoset resins like polyester-, epoxy-, vinylester- or phenolic (fire-retardant) resins. The fabric absorbs the resin and due to the capillary forces of the piles the fabric rises to a certain preset hight. For a description of the processing technique in hand lay-up see under Downloads. In this one-step labour-saving process a lightweight and rigid sandwich laminate is formed that offers good mechanical properties with excellent resistance against delamination.
- The fairly drapeable fabric is available in thicknesses of 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 10 mm. Standard width of the fabric is 125 cm. Thicknesses 3, 4.5 and 6 mm are also available in width 62.5 cm. Other thicknesses on special request.