BLACKFABRIC

PROCESSES

Blackfabric meticulously designs, weaves, tests, laminates, thermoforms, and validates composite fabrics to guarantee unparalleled quality and exceptional service for our customers.
WEAVING PLANT
Well-equipped production plant for customized fabric productions.
BONDING FACILITY
In-house machinery to stabilize fabrics and laminate thermoplastic films.
PROTOTYPING PRESS
Internal equipment for consolidating thermoplastic prepregs and prototyping.
INTERNAL LABORATORY
Quality control laboratory and R+D department
PROCESSES

WEAVING PLANT

Blackfabric has a well-equipped weaving plant capable of producing bidirectional fabrics up to 200 cm wide, with an annual capacity of 3 million linear meters. Thanks to the diversity of the machinery available, various fibers can be woven, including natural fibers, recycled carbon fibers, commingled yarns, spread tows, and more. Specialized technologies include:

TAPE WEAVING

Specialized machinery for weaving flat tapes up to 20 mm wide.

SAMPLING LOOM

A laboratory-scale loom used for weaving fabric samples with just one yarn cone, facilitating initial design and prototyping.

CREELS

Over 500 positions in the creels to adjust fabric density as needed, ensuring a flat, twist-free, and high-quality weaving process.

CUSTOMIZED FABRICS

The production capacity is flexible, enabling the design and manufacture of tailored fabrics to meet each customer’s specific requirements.
PROCESSES

BONDING PLANT

In-house lamination plant, working with calender and hot melt machinery. With heat and pressure, applying thermoplastic polymers to provide specific and functional properties to fabrics. This process serves the following purposes: 

FABRIC STABILIZATION

Thin veils are laminated to one side of the fabric, fixing the weave structure, enhancing ease of handling, cutting, and fabric processability, while preventing deformation.

THERMOPLASTIC PREPREGS

Thermoplastic films are laminated onto the fabric surface, creating a “fiber + matrix” material suitable for the thermoforming process, eliminating the need for additional impregnation processes.

FROM THE RAW MATERIALS TO THERMOPLASTIC PREPREG

MATRIX SELECTION

FIBRE SELECTION

FABRIC DESIGN

THERMO DEMO

PRODUCT VALIDATION
Unlock your product's potential: Let Blackfabric team design, select, and prototype with you!
PROCESSES

PROTOTYPING PRESS

An internal hot plate press is utilized for consolidating thermoplastic prepregs, ensuring the quality of the process. It features a heated surface measuring 500×450 mm, capable of reaching temperatures up to 300ºC. 

PROTOTYPING SERVICE

Thermoforming services are available for the creation of initial consolidated prototypes based on clients’ molds. This service is tailored to support specific needs and expedite product development.

MONITORED MOLD

A closed mold, equipped with temperature and pressure sensors, is available for sheet production and mechanical material testing.

SHORT-RUN PRODUCTION

In addition to prototyping, the press is fully operational for small-scale manufacturing processes, supporting new entrepreneurial projects and R&D initiatives by efficiently producing limited product quantities.
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INTERNAL LABORATORY

Blackfabric has a well-equipped in-house laboratory for fabric property analysis and internal quality control of productions.

LAB-SCALE LOOM AND CALENDAR

Small-sized machinery for creating new prototype designs as a preliminary step before industrial production.

HIGH-TEMPERATURE OVENS

These are capable of reaching temperatures of up to 1500ºC for drying, curing, melting, or burning various materials in different ovens.

R&D TEAM

Qualified personnel are responsible for designing customized solutions and proposing innovative approaches.

EXPLORE THE COLLECTIONS OF COMPOSITE FABRICS

Discover a wide range of bi-directional fabrics and thermoplastic prepregs designed for all industries.

Blackfabric develops and produces customized fabrics for technical applications

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