Carbon fibers are a future high-performance material. It is used in applications where components need to be mechanically robust but still lightweight – for example in the aerospace and automotive industries, as well as in wind energy technology and modern sports equipment. Carbon fibre is used in such products because lightweight strength is essential to achieve high performance and increased efficiency. The world’s leading car manufacturers choose Sigmatex carbon fibre because of advanced technical product design.
Carbon fibre reinforcement materials made by the Sigmatex Co. are offered with various fibre types. However, aerospace products are limited to individual types of fibre made by the manufacturers Tenax and Toray.
Airbus, Boeing and other manufacturers are already using various reinforcement materials approved by them.
3 D Fabrics
sigma3D weaving techniques can be used to produce near net-shape preforms.
Spread Tow Fabrics
sigmaST range of spread tow fabrics are very thin, ultra lightweight, have near zero crimp and fewer interlacing points.
sigmaIF is a high modulus polypropylene fibre which can be used independently or in conjunction with other fibres to provide weight reduction, excellent levels of impact resistance and damage tolerance.
sigmaRF fabrics contain reclaimed carbon fibre, resulting in products that are sustainable and cost effective.
sigmaUD fabrics have carbon fibres just in one direction.
sigmaMX very flat, non-crimp fabrics from 100gsm with 2 layers and up to 1600gsm with a maximum of 9 layers, can be produced in widths up to 2540mm (100 inches).
2D Woven Fabrics
sigma2D fabrics are used in traditional fabric construction such as plain weave, twill and satin patterns and also more complex designs for aesthetic and performance applications.