Multiaxial fabrics for composites and other applications

Multiaxials are extraordinary fabrics that can be manufactured with the most diverse yarns in order to achieve special tenacity, lightweightness, improved durability and resistance, compared to conventional woven fabrics. Multiaxials are widely used in composites manufacturing as a composite reinforcing.

The fabric yarns are uncrimped and are placed each on top of the other, typically in 4 axes and are interlaced together by stitches, but not pierced. This results in a very compact fabric, reducing the weight of the end product but maintaining its mechanical and physical properties. A multiaxial fabric is dimensionally stable in all directions and has extraordinary high tear-propagation resistance.

Outstanding mechanical, physical and chemical resistance performances can be achieved using fibres like Vectran®.