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About TeXtreme® Spead Tow Fabric & Technology

Carbon Fiber Spread Tow Fabric

TeXtreme®  TeXtreme® Spread Tow carbon fiber reinforcements are the ultimate choice for making ultra-light composites designs. With their revolutionary woven fabrics and thin plies, TeXtreme® carbon fiber composites optimize all the advantages and assets of carbon fiber technology, while considerably reducing labor cost and weight. As a group that is defined by our passion for precision and quality, […]

Creating a Wet Layup Prepreg

Carbon Fiber Prepreg

A Wet Layup Prepreg is the best way to create a product that simulates the prepreg material. By impregnating a material with a resin by hand, a pre-impregnated fabric can be created without the additional cost or storage restrictions related to commercial prepregs.

Preventing Air Bubbles in Epoxy Resin

EZ-Lam Epoxy Laminating Resin

Preventing Air Bubbles in Epoxy Resin Epoxy Resins are formulated for many applications. Whether used with composites, as a clear coat or in arts and crafts, epoxy resins are designed to provide a hard, durable surface that is an excellent moisture barrier. The correct resin formulation should always be used for its intended use. Our […]

What is a Prepreg?

Composite Prepreg

What is a Prepreg? A Prepreg is an industry term used for a reinforcing fabric, such as carbon fiber or fiberglass, that has been pre-impregnated with a resin system. The resin system used to impregnate the material contains the proper resin and hardener mixture to facilitate curing – making prepregs ready to layup without additional resin work […]

Applying Adhesive Backed Carbon Fiber Sheets​

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Applying Adhesive Backed Carbon Fiber Sheets​ Now you can apply Carbon Fiber to any surface with ACP’s high gloss, decorative adhesive backed Carbon Fiber Sheets. These first quality carbon fiber sheets have a deep, glossy, three dimensional finish. The proprietary Autoclave process, 100% genuine carbon fiber prepreg (not a printed vinyl), and superior epoxy resin […]

Cutting Composite Rods & Tubes 

The Do’s and Don’ts of Cutting Composites Rods and Tubes Cutting composite rods and tubes can be easy by simply following the Do’s and Don’ts of Cutting Composite Rods and Tubes. By choosing the proper cutting blade and implement, prepping before cutting and following safety procedures for each cutting method, anyone can make accurate, clean, […]

The Cut and Fold Technique

The Cut and Fold Technique

The Cut and Fold Technique using Honeycomb Sandwich Panels Honeycomb sandwich panels can be constructed to form complex shapes and angles by following the “cut and fold” technique. With the “cut and fold” technique, a section of skin is cut away from one side of the honeycomb panel, allowing the panel to be manipulated to […]

Creating a Pleat When Vacuum Bagging

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Creating a Pleat When Vacuum Bagging Vacuum Bag pleating is a common practice used when laying up a part that has a deep mold or complex contours. Pleats allow the vacuum bagging film to form evenly around the part, creating consistent vacuum pressure. When laying down bagging film on your laminate it is important to […]

Woven Fabric Style Guide

Woven Fabric Style Guide When selecting a woven fabric, knowing the various design elements offers an understanding of what available options are best suited for specific applications. There are four basic variables to consider: the weight of the yarn, the thread count of the woven fabric, the weave pattern, and the fabric finish. These attributes […]