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Carbon fibre for composite material applications



Increasing numbers of civil and structural engineering applications use carbon fibre because of its construction benefits and cost-effectiveness. Applications include reinforcing structures which are made with concrete, steel, timber and iron. Carbon fibre increases the load capacity of old structures such as bridges.

Structures such as bridges can be stronger, lighter, and have lower whole life costs if constructed from carbon fibre rather than traditional materials. Sigmatex offers a comprehensive range of superior dry reinforcement systems for use in structural repair and overhaul schemes. Unlike non-woven unidirectional tapes and tow sheets, the sigmaUD product range ensures excellent fabric stability and fibre alignment during handling and installation. sigma3D is now being seen by designers as an opportunity to further enhance structural performance.