COSELEY – Gen 2 Carbon is introducing a 60gsm recycled carbon fibre nonwoven fabric at JEC World 2022 in Paris from May 3-5.
The company, formerly ELG Carbon Fibre and renamed following a management buyout in May 2021, has developed the lightweight nonwoven as part of its G-Tex product range in response to customer requests for materials that combine the flexibility of carded textiles with the lower fibre area weight usually associated with wet-laid products. The company believes it will strongly appeal to customers in several market segments due to its excellent drape, superior surface finish and consistent, low fibre areal weight.
G-Tex 60gsm mat can be processed with any resin system, used as either dry fabrics in liquid moulding processes or as prepregs for autoclave and press moulding.
“Customers have been asking for lower fibre aerial weight products to meet specific needs for some time,” said the company’s Frazer Barnes. “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.”
A selection of automotive, aerospace and marine components manufactured with Gen 2 Carbon’s nonwoven technologies will also be displayed at JEC World at stand F5 in Hall 6.