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THERMOPLASTIC PREPREGS COLLECTION

The Thermoplastic Prepregs Collection includes fabrics that already incorporate the fiber and the matrix needed for being directly consolidated through thermoforming or stamping process, without additional impregnation processes. A product that is all-in-one, reducing production time and costs. Thermoplastic prepregs are the sustainable option, as they can be repaired, reused and recycled, which is an important advantage in today’s environmentally conscious world.
LAMINATED FABRICS

Thermoplastic film is applied on both sides, easily customized for customer requirements, providing the classic glossy carbon surface finish.

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TAPES

Wide tapes impregnated with thermoplastic polymers, enhancing high strength, great impregnation, and smooth surface finish.

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COMMINGLED

Commingled fabrics combine blended fibers and matrix material, offering high flexibility and ease of handling with a wide range of combinations. 

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LAMINATED FABRICS

Thermoplastic film is applied on both sides, easily customized for customer requirements, providing the classic glossy carbon surface finish.

TAPES

Wide tapes impregnated with thermoplastic polymers, enhancing high strength, great impregnation, and smooth surface finish.

COMMINGLED

Commingled fabrics combine blended fibers and matrix material, offering high flexibility and ease of handling with a wide range of combinations. 

WHY THERMOPLASTIC PREPREGS

Flexible & malleable
Recyclable
Easy cutting
Short time
processes
Standard temperature storage
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ADVANTATGES

RECYCLABILITY

Thermoplastic prepregs can be recycled, supporting the circular economy and reducing environmental impact.

ALL-IN-ONE INTEGRATION

Resin seamlessly integrates into fabric, facilitating processing without additional impregnation steps.

DURABILITY

Resistant to impact, wear, and corrosion, ensuring long-lasting performance.

COLD-EFFECTIVENESS

Initial investment with long-term cost savings and automation benefits.

STABILITY

Thermoplastic prepregs doesn’t need refrigeration or freezing, simplifying storage and transportation.

HIGH PRODUCTIVITY

Easily thermomolded for efficient , high-volume production, ensuring rapid manufacturing cadence.

RECYCLABILITY

Thermoplastic prepregs can be recycled, supporting the circular economy and reducing environmental impact.

ALL-IN-ONE INTEGRATION

Resin seamlessly integrates into fabric, facilitating processing without additional impregnation steps.

DURABILITY

Resistant to impact, wear, and corrosion, ensuring long-lasting performance.

COLD-EFFECTIVENESS

Initial investment with long-term cost savings and automation benefits.

STABILITY

Thermoplastic prepregs doesn’t need refrigeration or freezing, simplifying storage and transportation.

HIGH PRODUCTIVITY

Easily thermomolded for efficient , high-volume production, ensuring rapid manufacturing cadence.

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HOW ARE THERMOPLASTIC PREPREGS CONSOLIDATED?

Blackfabric’s thermoplastic prepregs can be consolidated by using heat and pressure. The prepreg material is heated to its melting point and then subjected to pressure to fuse the layers together. This process results in a strong, cohesive composite material ideal for various applications.

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Thermoplastic vs. Thermoset Prepregs

This table provides a concise overview of the key characteristics distinguishing thermoplastic prepregs from thermoset prepregs, aiding in informed material selection for composite applications.

CHARACTERISTIC
THERMOPLASTIC PREPREGS
THERMOSET PREPREGS
CURING PROCESS
Requires heating and cooling
Requires heating and curing
Process Time
Shorter process time
Longer process time
Recyclability
Generally recyclable
Difficult to recycle
Handling Time
Longer storage time
Shorter storage time
Mechanical Properties
Higher impact resistance
Higher stiffness and strength
Cure Reversibility
Reversible under certain conditions
Not reversible
Production Rate
Higher production speed
Lower production speed
Additional Processing
Can be thermoformed and welded
Less additional processability
Transport
Lower transportation costs
Requires refrigerated transport
Automation
High automation possible
Limited automation potential

DISCOVER BLACKFABRIC'S SUSTAINABLE FABRIC COLLECTION

Explore the range of natural fiber fabrics, bio-based resins, and recycled carbon fibers.

Blackfabric develops and produces customized fabrics for technical applications

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