Composite fabrics provide enhanced thermal, mechanical and/or electrical features within the context of woven or knitted narrow fabrics used in many industries. Wiring harnesses with heat resistant fibers organize and protect sophisticated assemblies, simplifying replacements or repairs in the transportation industry. Fiberglass reinforced tapes strengthen marine and recreational products. The lightweight strength and conductivity of carbon fiber works well in applications ranging from aircraft to brake linings.
AEC’s Research and Development team is poised to help clients achieve the performance their finished products need, with our versatile narrow fabrics. Among the challenges we have addressed are:
• Protecting electrical wiring and simplifying repairs in engines
• Adding strength and flexibility to surfboards
• Creating fabrics for wearable medical diagnostic devices
Gifford F. Del Grande
Director – Specialty Products