Tow Impregnation Die

Tow Impregnation Die

The challenge with coating multifilament fibre bundles is that ideally, each filament should be wetted with a 

molten polymeric material to prevent inconsistencies in the material properties, leading to premature failure due to stress localisation of the end product. 

The Xplore TID spreads a fibre bundle inside the die, allowing the molten polymeric material to get in between each filament, hence, wetting each thread individually. 

Applications like natural fibres, glass or carbon fibres or continuous fibre filament production for 3D-printing of composites will benefit from this technology. Furthermore, investigating the compatibility of certain 

(natural) fibre material and its polymers interaction can now be studied efficiently.

Proof of principle where a multi-filament fibre is coated with a polymer.

Key Benefits:

·     Large operating window

·     Maximum TID temperature 350 °C

·     Wide range of draw rates possible

·     Can be utilised with various type of fibres (e.g natural, glass and carbon)

·     Saves time, material and costs

·     Can be retrofitted to any MC 15 (HT) or MC 40compounder

Tow Impregnation Die

Tow Impregnation Die

The challenge with coating multifilament fibre bundles is that ideally, each filament should be wetted with a 

molten polymeric material to prevent inconsistencies in the material properties, leading to premature failure due to stress localisation of the end product. 

The Xplore TID spreads a fibre bundle inside the die, allowing the molten polymeric material to get in between each filament, hence, wetting each thread individually. 

Applications like natural fibres, glass or carbon fibres or continuous fibre filament production for 3D-printing of composites will benefit from this technology. Furthermore, investigating the compatibility of certain 

(natural) fibre material and its polymers interaction can now be studied efficiently.

Proof of principle where a multi-filament fibre is coated with a polymer.

Key Benefits:

·     Large operating window

·     Maximum TID temperature 350 °C

·     Wide range of draw rates possible

·     Can be utilised with various type of fibres (e.g natural, glass and carbon)

·     Saves time, material and costs

·     Can be retrofitted to any MC 15 (HT) or MC 40compounder

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