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19th February 2018, Badineres

Porcher launches new products at JEC World

Porcher Industries will assemble a team of textile, composite and chemical engineering experts in Paris to present their latest innovations at JEC World 2018, next month. The company’s five business units will present new market specific technical textile and thermoplastic composite solutions at the show.

The company will launch its new Dry Fiber range of carbon fibre functionalised with a binder interface. As the composites market pursues automated processes for high-rate production, Porcher Industries’ Dry Fiber aims to offer a new way of processing materials Out-of-Autoclave (OOA).

The company will present new market specific technical textile and thermoplastic composite solutions at the show. © Porcher Industries

Optimised for AFP-made preforms for thermoset resin infusion or injection, Dry Fiber provides similar component properties to conventional prepreg stacking, enabling the high-speed production of complex shaped parts with outstanding buy-to-fly ratio, the company explains. The technology uses a cost-effective one-step-process to impregnate the fibre. As a result, Dry Fiber can be produced in flat calibrated width for AFP or rounder non-calibrated formats for winding, with a variety of different fibre aerial weights, binder chemistries and binder rates available on request.

Sustainable Greenlite fabrics

Porcher Sports, an innovator of lighter, safer and more durable reinforcements for sporting equipment, will showcase its Greenlite range of fabrics. Previously recognised with the renowned JEC Composites Innovation Award, Greenlite fabrics use low density cellulose fibres to produce a range of reinforcements that are biodegradable, highly compatible with bio-resins and suitable for large volume manufacturing of bio-based composite sporting goods such as ski’s, snowboards, rackets and bike frames.  

Porcher Industries will be showing its full range of technical textile composite solutions for the automotive sector. © Porcher Industries

As well as their contribution to sustainability, Greenlite composites have been developed to exhibit exceptional vibration dampening characteristics, improving comfort and reducing fatigue in all performance sport applications.

Enhanced thermoplastics for automotive

Porcher Industries will be showing its full range of technical textile composite solutions for the automotive sector from woven fabrics, to PiPreg thermoplastic prepreg materials and pre-consolidated cured laminates.

“Furthermore, we will be showcasing an enhanced thermoplastic portfolio with the newly introduced PolyPreg, a co-mingled glass and polypropylene fabric. These solutions offered are available for the most demanding applications in vehicle manufacturing,” the company said.

High-performance reinforcements

The Porcher Industries building team will showcase a comprehensive range of glass, carbon and glass/carbon hybrids, including unidirectional carbon fabrics, plain weaves, and carbon/glass hybrids for the construction market.

The Porcher Industries building team will showcase a comprehensive range of glass, carbon and glass/carbon hybrids. © Porcher Industries

In addition, Porcher Industries has now added a non-combustible line of Flamline glass fabrics to their Building Business Unit. Flamline fabrics are used when the highest levels of fire, smoke and toxicity protection are required in textile applications, such as acoustical insulation panels, stage curtains, and upholstery interliners for furniture.

Carbon/PEEK for industrial applications

Alongside the full range of technical textiles offered, thermoplastic composite materials also provide a set of solutions within the Industrial sector. One possibility is the replacement of metallic parts, offering excellent chemical resistance without any additional surface treatment or coating. Porcher Industries Industrial will showcase long lasting high-performance carbon/PEEK parts used in specialist pumps from the chemical production industry.

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