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Lightweight low cost fabric for fibreglass replacement 290 g/m²

P1040503 Biotex Jute 290 Plain Weave

Biotex Jute reinforcements are based on natural jute fibre and are designed for fibre-reinforced polymer composite applications. Jute offers the benefits of premium natural fibres such as Flax, including a favourable stiffness-to-weight ratio, but at a price that rivals glass fibre. Compared to glass fibre composites, Biotex Jute offers reduced weight, improved environmental impact, vibration damping, similar specific stiffness and safer handling.

Biotex Jute is available in a range of yarn weights and fabric constructions. The materials can be processed using standard composites manufacturing techniques and are suitable for semi-structural and decorative applications in a range of sectors, including automotive, sports & leisure, consumer goods and construction.

Biotex Jute 290g/m² fabric is typically used for replacement of glass fibre mats in general moulding applications.

Processing

Typical processes for Biotex Jute fabrics include vacuum infusion or resin transfer moulding using either standard resins or bio-based resins. Processing is carried out in the same way as glass fibre.


Properties

Specifications
  • Weave Style: Plain Weave
  • Fabric Weight:  290 g/m²
  • Width: 1350 mm
  • Typical Ply Thickness: 0.5-0.6 mm, depending on process

Processing

Jute 290

Typical processes for Biotex Jute fabrics include vacuum infusion or resin transfer moulding using either standard resins or bio-based resins. Processing is carried out in the same way as glass fibre.

Mechanical Properties
  • Typical mechanical properties of moulded laminates
  • Fibre Volume Fraction: 29%
  • Density: 1.28 g/cm ³
  • Tensile Modulus: 7.6 GPa (ISO 527-4)
  • Tensile Strength: 58 MPa (ISO 527-4)
  • Elongation: 1.3% (ISO 527-4)
  • Flexural Modulus: 5.4 GPa (ISO 14125)
  • Flexural Strength: 85 MPa (ISO 14125)

Data from vacuum infused laminates using unsaturated polyester resin, tested at ambient temperature.
Safety
Biotex Jute reinforcements are based on renewable biomass and have fewer health and safety concerns than many conventional alternative materials. However, typical precautions should be taken when handling the material including using appropriate PPE and adequate ventilation.

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