Reinforcements

Reinforcements

Gurit supplies an extensive range of reinforcements suitable for composite component manufacture and repair. These materials are based on the most widely used fibre types and fibre orientations and incorporate a variety of construction techniques in their manufacture.

Our range of Reinforcements is presented by fibre type:

  • Glass Products – E Glass
  • Carbon Products
  • Hybrid combinations of the above fibres
  • Natural flax fibre products

Natural Flax Fibre products

In 2019 Gurit started a collaboration with Bcomp, a Swiss high-tech start-up specialised in sustainable lightweighting solutions based on natural fibres. Gurit now sells Bcomp’s ampliTex™ and powerRibs™ products, often in combination with Gurit’s accredited biobased or low toxicity resin solutions.

The powerRibs™ technology is an extremely lightweight natural fibre reinforcement grid. Inspired by leaf veins, it provides maximum stiffness at minimum weight by creating a rib structure on one side of a thin-walled shell element. The ampliTex™ range of reinforcement fabrics feature a range architectures optimised for a variety of applications.

Thanks to these reinforcements, the CO2 footprint of semi-structural parts, e.g. exterior panels, can be reduced by 75% vs carbon fibres while matching performance. For interior panels, weight can be reduced by up to 50% and plastic by up to 80% at matching performance. The combination of Gurit’s bio resin and Bcomp’s natural fibre solutions now provide an important first step for a bio-based composite panel solution for multiple industries.
The flax fabric, prepreg and SPRINT™ product codes now available to order, are available in the latest Gurit Product Catalogues. For further information or product datasheets please contact your local Gurit customer support representative or distribution partner (see the Gurit contact page).

For further information, please see the related documents on the side bar or contact your customer support representative.