Light weight composites for the marine industry - HighFlow

Ahlstrom-Munksjö HighFlow is an innovative fabric which optimizes resin infusion permeability, helping designers and manufacturers deliver better, lightweight composites for the marine industry.  

Lightweight composite materials have always helped in bringing down fuel consumption and emissions as well as being suitable for the corrosive and challenging marine environment.

Marine industry is moving to closed mold processes, such as resin infusion and resin transfer molding.

Key market requirements for the marine market include:

  • Minimal air voids
  • Complete resin wet out
  • Efficient resin infusion
  • Ease of processing

The benefits of Ahlstrom-Munksjö HighFlow fabrics

  • Delivers complete fabric wet out, minimizing air voids
  • Maximizes resin infusion, with process speeds up to 500% faster for the entire laminate construction
  • Customizes infusion speed, without any restrictions to product construction and weight 
  • Reduces total cost of ownership by up to 15%

The HighFlow portfolio contains both glass fiber and carbon fiber fabrics.  

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The first product introduced from Ahlstrom-Munksjö HighFlow platform is specifically designed for Wind Energy.  It addresses market needs for production of larger next generation wind turbine blades. Read more about Ahlstrom-Munksjö HighFlow for Wind Energy here

Read more about our Glass and carbon fiber products