Ahlstrom-Munksjö unidirectional (UD) products include uniaxials, narrow tapes and AceBlade, specifically designed for the production of wind turbine blades.
In unidirectionals the majority of fibers run in one direction. Ahlstrom-Munksjö's offering of unidirectional reinforcements includes uniaxials, tapes and AceBlade.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö UD reinforcements are used in wind turbine blades, tanks, pipes and various sports products, as well as marine applications.
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 environment.
Composite industry is moving to closed mold processes, such as resin infusion and resin transfer molding.
Key market requirements for 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.