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Based on patented powerRibs technology, ampliTex® powerRibs are high-performing grid fabrics made with flax yarn. During production, the flax yarn placement is controlled in order to obtain an application-specific mesh structure.
The flax fibre quality, yarn thickness and twist are all tailored to reach optimum mechanical properties in the final composite material. This material more than triples the flexural rigidity of flat and curved surfaces or the buckling resistance of hollow shapes when compared to a standard flax composites. Applying this technology to a thin layered composite will improve the damping properties by up to 250%.
In addition to flax, powerRibs can also be easily combined with glass or carbon fibre fabrics.
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