• CFRP Materials

A COMBINATION FOR THE FUTURE
THE MATERIALS



High performance reinforced plastic materials are those fiber reinforced plastic materials which – by suitable choice of fibers and matrix – are able to reach levels of rigidity and stability that were previously attainable by aluminium, titanium or steel. Depending on the need for high rigidity and/or high stability one uses either aramid, carbon or glass fibers. As for the matrix systems epoxy resins are mainly utilized.



If higher heat stability is required also phenol, polyamide or silicone resins are used. The fiber material is processed either in woven form, wet roving or as so-called prepreg in individually specialized processes. As such there is the choice of hand lay-up process up to filament winding and prepreg laying technique in pressing tools for hot presses of autoclaves.



DIFFERENT VIEWS OF HIGH PERFORMANCE
COMPOSITE PLASTICS

Carbon Weave
pattern: Twill 2/2

Plain Weave
pattern: Canvas 1/1

Glas Fiber Weave
pattern: Twill 2/2

Aramid Fiber Weave
pattern: Canvas 1/1

Diagram of
specific stiffness

THE APPLICATIONS OF
CFRP TECHNOLOGY



There are many possibilities. Among other areas CFRP is used in the medical, measuring, machine manufacturing and sporting goods fields. Its use makes sense when increased performance of an assembly



is attained by either weight reduction or an increase in specific stability and rigidity of a part. Thus the goal of increased production output, easier handling, increased safety or precision is obtained.