The
Engineer's
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HUESKER unveils W8SVR at JEC World. Paris/Gescher, 15 February 2019 – Next level in evolution of thermoplastic composites.

Designer Marc Meijers decided to use our W8SVR Neolaminate for his high quality lifestyle furniture.

W8SVR – The
Neolaminate for
Lightweight Applications

The Evolution
of Thermoplastic
Composites.

W8SVR Neolaminates are continuous-fibre-reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) composites, developed as a refinement of organosheets. They are lighter and more efficient through the use of so-called "UD tapes", i.e. pre-stretched continuous fibres unidirectionally arranged in a polymer matrix. Neolaminates lend themselves to mass production thanks to their short cycle times. They are particularly useful for accommodating complex and deep geometries and can be tailored to requirements using near-net-shape fabrication technology.

Neo-
Laminate

Less is
More

Unbeatable performance
with a light touch

W8SVR currently offers the highest lightweight potential in the field of thermoplastic-composites thanks to a special manufacturing technology and the raw materials used. The Neolaminate uses less material to achieve the same strengths as older-generation composites. The untwisted, unidirectional arrangement of the filaments allow a more efficient exploitation of the continuous fibres.
W8SVR – a lightweight with unbeatable performance.

Lighter

Strength is
not a function
of weight

Muscle-packed multifilaments.

W8SVR exhibits higher strengths per unit weight than either organosheets or steel. The unidirectionally arranged, pre-stretched fibres are simultaneously activated when subject to tensile forces. The internal material bond between fibres and polymer matrix is also particularly high and ensures that the acting forces are optimally accommodated. In providing the required strengths, W8SVR X-Ply laid fabrics can be purpose-configured in line with the magnitude and direction of the acting loads.

Stronger

Stays in shape, even under pressure.

W8SVR retains its shape long after other materials would have suffered deformation. Its tremendous flexural stiffness is achieved by pre-stretching the constituent fibres, which are subsequently processed (virtually) without undulation using special manufacturing technologies. The deformation under load of W8SVR is therefore up to 35 % lower than for older-generation composites.

Stiffer

True marriage
of function
and aesthetics.

A perfect finish in every sense.

W8SVR meets all primary functional requirements in terms of strength, weight and stiffness, without making any compromises on aesthetic appeal. Thanks to their special manufacturing process, the neolaminates can be produced in very thin form with particularly smooth surfaces. This evenness makes them particularly eye-catching. If so desired, the surface can be additionally finished with films or coatings. W8SVR meets the highest standards in terms of aesthetic design.

Smoother

Attention to
detail as recipe
for excellence

Seizing the opportunities
of customisation.

Cutting costs, reducing weight, boosting performance, improving the aesthetics – most standard solutions are unable to reconcile these aims. W8SVR production can be tailored to requirements while efficiently meeting all financial and functional demands. They offer incredible flexibility:

  • Use of different raw materials (glass, carbon etc.)
  • Full configuration in line with acting loads, with tensile strengths in any required direction
  • Waste minimisation through semi-finished near-net-shape panels
  • Functionalised surfaces with UV resistance, scratch resistance, gloss effects, various colours and compatibilities with other materials

TAILOR-
MADE

W8SVR benefits at a glance

 

  • Performance
    • Extremely low weight combined with high strengths
    • Dimensional stability due to outstanding flexural stiffness
    • Project-specific selection from a range of raw materials
  • Cost-effectiveness
    • Suitability for mass production thanks to short cycle times
    • Waste minimisation through near-net-shape production
    • Recyclability
  • Project-specific manufacture
    • Full configuration in line with acting loads
    • Wovens and laid fabrics
    • Possibility of functionalised surfaces
  • Aesthetic appeal
    • Exceptional surface smoothness
    • Wide diversity of design options
  • Further processing
    • Fabrication of complex product shapes and building elements
    • Suitability for hybrid moulding
    • Product widths of up to 2.80 m

„HUESKER“
The driving force behind the brand.

The HUESKER Group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of technical textiles.

HUESKER substitutes conventional massive construction with sustainable and intelligent solutions based on modern, high-performance technical textiles and composites. First-class engineering services, high competence in manufacturing, coating as well as tailoring of technical textiles, and an innovative spirit are the key to HUESKER’s success.

As a globally active company, the Group has ten subsidiaries and cooperates closely with trading and distribution partners in more than 60 countries. HUESKER has been shaping international markets as a pioneer of textile weaving for over 150 years.

In the field of composites, the company specialises in the production of neolaminates.

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