With unique material properties, a high degree of manufacturing flexibility, and the possibility of bespoke formulations, KyronTEX® allows more engineers than ever to bring lighter weight, stronger and more sustainable innovations to life in new ways. Fully recyclable yet consistent in quality, this cost-effective composite material can be used across a broad range of applications and industries. From motorcycle helmets to aircraft panels, KyronTEX® is rewriting the rules on the uses of thermoplastic composites.
KyronTEX® allows for the highly efficient large-scale production of carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites (CFRTP) with a novel impregnation technology. Dry impregnation is a highly automated technology that combines high-throughput production with continuous inline quality measurements to maintain a consistent quality. The resulting carbon fiber composite fabric can be used directly to produce highly complex parts without the intermediate production of a laminate.
Unlike other thermoplastic solutions, KyronTEX® enables the realization of highly complex geometries. The drapability of the fleece allows for smaller radii without the usual distortion of fibers that compromise part performance. The predictability of the fiber movement during compression molding takes the guesswork out of part performance, reducing the number of required assembly steps. Producing a single-material part also simplifies the recycling process.
KyronTEX® is fully recyclable. Any waste created during production or at end-of-life can later be recycled into high-performance engineering materials. Our technology infrastructure enables the use of recycled carbon fiber (rCF) materials at a constant and consistent quality, while our vertically integrated structure and industrial scale recycling facilities ensure we can produce CFRTP composites with the lowest emissions in the industry.
Our KyronTEX® technology offers a variety of technical specifications, component options and material combinations, covering thermoplastic polymers, content carbon fiber / thermoplastic matrix, non-continuous (non-woven-fleece) and continuous fibers (woven fabric and uni-directional). We can also adjust the layer configuration, sandwich structures and expansion of non-woven core layers to meet engineers’ requirements and create multiple density parts.
Rewriting the manufacturing process with KyronTEX®
From test material and prototype design to final improved product.
Our composites experts shared KyronTEX®, with our partner Oribi and together we helped realign their production processes and create a more cost-effective, better-quality motorcycle helmet.
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