08/07/2022 – Nonwovens
Ultra-lightweight 60 gsm nonwoven mat
Gen 2 Carbon, formerly ELG Carbon Fibre, introduces a supremely lightweight 60 gsm, recycled carbon fibre nonwoven fabric.
Part of the G-TEX product range, the new 60 gsm mats have been developed in response to customer requests for materials that combine the flexibility of carded textiles with a lower fibre area weight, usually associated with wet-laid products. The company states this offering will strongly appeal to customers in several market segments, owing to the products’ excellent drapeability, superior surface finish and consistent, low fibre areal weight.
G-TEX 60 gsm mats can be processed with any resin system, used as either dry fabrics in liquid moulding processes or as prepregs for autoclave and press moulding. Frazer Barnes, CTO at Gen 2 Carbon adds, “Customers have been asking for lower fibre aerial weight products to meet specific needs for some time. Our technical team has responded through the development of this next generation carbon fibre technology, providing an effective solution to customers in the automotive, aerospace, electronics and wind energy sectors.”