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Cristex supplies a comprehensive range of products manufactured from Glass Fibre (E.C.S. ECR), Carbon Fibre, Aramid Fibre, Dyneema®, Thermoplastic (nylon, polyester etc.) Epoxy Resins, and Natural Fibres.

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CARBON BRAIDS

Braids

Carbon Fibre Braids, which are sometimes referred to as a Carbon Fibre ‘Sock’, are ideal for tubular composite applications such as prosthesis manufacturing.  Known for their ability to expand and contract, they are able to expand their width up to 30% from their ±45° orientation and can contract up to 50%. 

They are available in three types of braid-

Lightweight – produced from 3k carbon fibres has a width of 10mm at ±45° orientation and weighs 11g per linear metre or 400g/m²
Medium weight - produced from 6k carbon fibres, has a width of 40mm at ±45° orientation and weighs 52g per linear metre or 420g/m²
Heavyweight - produced from 12k carbon fibres, has a width of 150mm at ±45° orientation and weighs 331 per linear metre or 700g/m²

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carbon_braids

 
Standard Programme Light Weight 3K Carbon Fibre Braids
Data Sheet  Article Diameter at ±45º   Weight per metre Fabric Weight g/m²  Thickness at 50% FV mm   Yeild m/Kg
 A24_10  A 24/10 5mm  7 g/m   400  0.46  143
 A36_02  A 36/2 10mm 10 g/m  350  0.40  91
 A48_10  A 48/10 15mm 14 g/m  275  0.31  77
 A60_02  A 60/02 20mm 17 g/m   270  0.35  50
 A96_14  A 96/14 25mm 27 g/m   345  0.40  37
 A120_01  A 120/1 30mm 34 g/m  350  0.40   30
 A114_01  A 144/1 40mm  41 g/m   325  0.37  24
 
Standard Programme Middle Weight 6K Carbon Fibre Braids
Data Sheet Article Diameter at ±45º  Weight per metre Fabric Weight g/m²  Thickness at 50% FV mm  Yeild m/Kg
   B 24/6  10 mm  14 g/m  410  0.47  77
   B 36/1  15 mm  20 g/m  425  0.48  50
   B 48/9  20 mm  27 g/m  430  0.48  37
   B 60/1  25 mm  34 g/m  433  0.55  26
   B 80/2  30 mm  45 g/m  458  0.56  21
 B96_15  B 96/15  40 mm  54 g/m  420  0.48  19
   B 96/9  50 mm  54 g/m  340  0.39  19
   B 120/7  60 mm  68 g/m  360  0.41  15
   B 144/5  70 mm  81 g/m  350  0.40  13
   B 96/24  80 mm  109 g/m  430  0.49  9.3
  B 120/5  90 mm  136 g/m  480  0.55 7.4
  B 120/4  100 mm  136 g/m  500  0.57 7.2
  B 144/6  125 mm  163 g/m  410  0.47 6.3
 
 Standard Programme of Heavy Weight 12K Carbon Fibre Braids
 Article   Diameter at ±45º  Weight per metre  Fabric Weight g/m²   Thickness at 50% FV mm  Yeild m/Kg 
 D 36/7  20 mm  41 g/m  650  0.74  24
 D 36/8  25 mm  40 g/m  510  0.58  25
 D 48/14  30 mm  54 g/m  570  0.65  18.5
 D 60/1  40 mm  68 g/m  541  0.70  13
 D 80/1  50 mm  91 g/m  579  0.72  10.3
 D 96/29  60 mm  112 g/m  600  0.69  8.9
 D 120/2  70 mm  132 g/m  600  0.69  7.6
 D 144/10  80 mm  161 g/m  640  0.73  6.2
 D 144/11  90 mm  164 g/m  580  0.67  6.1
 D 96/33  100 mm  212 g/m  670  0.76  4.7
 D 120/3  125 mm  270 g/m  680  0.77  3.7
 D 144/5  150 mm  331 g/m  700  0.80  3

Cristex offers a large range of products suitable for Infusion Moulding, RTM, RTM Light, VARTM and Compression Moulding. The process of RTM is done using a rigid two-sided mould set that forms both surfaces of the panel. The two sides fit together to produce a mould cavity. A key feature of resin transfer moulding is that the reinforcement materials are placed in the cavity and closed prior to the introduction of matrix material. Resin transfer moulding includes numerous variations which differ in the mechanics of how the resin is introduced to the reinforcement in the mould cavity.

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