These grid fabrics are the base for the patented powerRibs technology. During production, the flax yarn placement is carefully controlled in order to obtain an application-specific mesh structure.
The flax fibre quality, yarn thickness and twist are all tailored depending on the required mechanical properties of the final composite part, more than tripling the flexural rigidity of flat and curved surfaces or the buckling resistance of hollow shapes. By applying this technology to a thin layered composite you can improve the dampening properties up to 250%.
The powerRibs can be easely combined with flax, glass or carbon fibre fabrics. Use our guidelines to integrate this smart product in your composites.
ampliTex® - powerRibs 0/90° (art. no 5019)
Architecture: mesh size 15mm, tex 1500, witdth 1100 mm Properties: 200 gsm, excellent dampening, + 300% flexural stiffnes Packaging: roll of 50 meters
Applications: Adding flexural stiffness to flat surfaces as panels and car bodies or othe mobility applications. Interior and design objects.
powerRibs fabrics are well suited for processes such as vacuum infusion, vacuum bagging or - for larger series - even RTM. Bladder Inflation Molding (BIM) is the process best suited to manufacture hollow structures with ampliTex non-crimp fabrics.
This movie explains you in 2 mintutes how the powerRibs technology works: