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Composites Evolution unveils natural fibre prepregs

Oct '19
Pic: Composites Evolution
Pic: Composites Evolution
Composites Evolution has unveiled natural fibre prepregs for motorsport sector. It has combined its expertise in high-performance flax reinforcements with its Evopreg range of epoxy prepregs to give a proven and flexible range of material and design options in flax-reinforced epoxy prepregs. Interest in use of natural fibre composites has been increasing.

The new flax-epoxy prepreg products include a lightweight woven surface ply (100 g/m², 2×2 twill), a medium weight woven ply (300 g/m², 2×2 twill) and a 150 g/m² unidirectional ply.

To assist customers in introducing flax-reinforced composites into their designs, Composites Evolution’s Technical Support Team is offering advice on getting the best out of flax-reinforced Evopreg materials, including aspects such as cutting, lay-up, curing and on-track durability.

Brendon Weager, Composites Evolution’s technical director, commented: “No other prepreg supplier has the depth of flax knowledge that resides within Composites Evolution. We’re ideally positioned to help motorsport customers introduce natural fibre materials into their cars and bikes.”

To reduce environmental impact, there is increasing interest across several motorsport series in the use of natural fibre composites for parts such as aerodynamic devices and doors. GT4 has been leading the way with recent models from the likes of Porsche and Toyota featuring natural-fibre body parts. Using materials supplied by Composites Evolution, KW Special Projects has applied their expertise in component manufacturing to produce the GT rear wing component.

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