At the Composites Europe (September 19-21 in Stuttgart, Germany) trade show, CHOMARAT will introduce “FX”, its new range of adhesive reinforcements. “FX is an adhesive applied to our fabrics, multiaxials and core materials. It is a new service that we provide for our customers who are looking for enhanced productivity and a healthier work environment,” says Raphaël PLEYNET, Head of Composites and Construction business at Chomarat
FX benefits productivity gains, improved working conditions and reinforcement in closed mould
The FX is an adhesive solution that makes it easier to position reinforcements in moulds.
Available on most of CHOMARAT’s glass reinforcements, it is a true alternative to adhesive sprays. Thanks to an innovation process, FX offers highly uniform placement, minimizing the risk of delamination. “The resin cure is not affected by the addition of the adhesive and the mechanical performance is optimal. FX also facilitates the layup of parts, saving time and reducing the production costs”, explains Philippe SANIAL, Head of R&T at CHOMARAT.
FX can facilitate the closed-mould production of large or complex-geometry parts, so the solution is suitable for a number of markets, including marine and transportation. FX emits no volatile organic compounds (VOC), so it contributes to better working conditions in user facilities.
A complete, flexible range
The FX solution is available on CHOMARAT’s ranges of fabrics, multiaxials and core materials G-WEAVE, G-PLY™, ROVICORE™, ROVIFLOW™ and ROVIMAT™. The adhesive can be placed on a single side, or both.
“By designing and producing an industrial solution that meets our customers’ need to stay competitive, Chomarat remains true to the Group’s innovation values. And we are already studying how to integrate this function into new reinforcements!” concludes Raphaël PLEYNET.
The FX range is the latest addition to the EASYTAPE range of adhesive glass tapes for specific zones.
Visit Chomarat at Composites Europe 2017 from September 19-21, in Stuttgart, Germany (Hall 6 Booth C26).