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Flax based prepreg offers lower weight and reduced environmental impact

13 March 2012

Amber Composites has introduced a prepreg with fabric made from sustainably-sourced woven flax. The flax fabric, made by Composites Evolution, provides the high performance and easy processing normally associated with glass fiber composites but with lower weight and reduced environmental impact. The material also features improved damping characteristics.

The new prepreg is available in Amber’s popular Multipreg 8020 epoxy resin system, a low-to-medium cure prepreg which can be used with or without an autoclave. It is suitable for semi-structural and decorative applications in automotive, marine, sports and consumer goods. The initial fabric options are a 400g/m² 2x2 twill, and a 500g/m² plain weave. 

Amber Composites and Composites Evolution will be showing both the dry fabric and cured flax prepreg at the forthcoming JEC Composites show in Paris, March 27-29.

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