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Coats Synergex

Contents

Introduction
Coats Composite Fibres
Commingling
Twisting
Coatings
Winding Services

Composites

Introduction

Coats Speciality has established itself as a global leader in the production of engineered yarns and has consistently entered new categories. Our state of the art carbon room is dedicated to developing high performance, light weight, heavy duty and fully customizable composite constructions. From carbon processing units to aramid converting lines to Fiberglass processing equipment, Coats Speciality is able to commingle carbon and various thermoplastic Fibers which will produce advanced thermoplastic parts for the wind, automotive, aerospace and sporting goods markets.

SYNERGEX is a range of advanced composite Fibers which provide custom solutions for complex applications such as commingling, twisting or coating and rewinding.

SYNERGEX has the highest level of hybrid Fiber integrity and performance. With its perfect harmony of strength, weight, and performance, SYNERGEX will bring technical advantages to our customer’s final composite structure and will help to improve their production processes as well as overall productivity.

Coats Composite Fibres

Coats Synergex is processed into fabric form using many technologies, including:

  1. Unidirectional Tapes
  2. Multi-axial Non Crimp Fabric Production
  3. Broad Loom Weaving
  4. Narrow Loom Weaving
  5. Hollow Braiding
  6. Warp Knitting
  7. Continuous Pipe Winding
  8. TFP (Tailored Fiber Placement)

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Synergex is typically used to mould parts for industries, including:

  1. Automotive
  2. Sporting Goods
  3. Wind Energy
  4. Aerospace
  5. RTP (Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipes)

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Commingling

Thermoplastic prepregs have advantages over the more common thermoset composite material in terms of higher impact resistance, lower molding cycle times, and the flexibility to mold small parts of different shapes. SYNERGEX composite fiber technology intimately commingles carbon reinforcement fibers with thermoplastic yarns like Nylon, PET, PEEK, PP, PPS, and UHMWPE, a single mixed roving of uniform dispersion across its cross-section. This unique technique minimizes filamentation of the reinforcement fiber and ensures parallel alignment of the fiber mix as well as a homogenous distribution resulting in a first consolidation.

Commingling fibres

Reinforcement Fiber Package Sizes

"Reinforcement Fiber Package Sizes"
Reinforcement Fiber Tow Size
Carbon 3k
Carbon 6k
Carbon 12k
Carbon 24k
Carbon 50k
"Reinforcement Fiber Package Sizes"
Reinforcement Fiber Tex Size
Para-aramid 84 - 316
Fiberglass 300 - 2400

Additional package sizes are available upon request.

Thermoplastic Yarn Options

"Thermoplastic Yarn Options"
Matrix Tg Temperature Melting Point
Polymer Fahrenheit Celcius Fahrenheit Celcius
UHWPE -185 -120 270 132
PP -15 -9 340 171
Nylon 12 105 40 360 182
Nylon 6 140 60 425 218
PET 155 68 475 246
PPS 185 85 535 279
PEEK 290 143 650 343

Twisting

Reinforcement fibers can be customized to meet end-use application demands by twisting one or more fiber types together. The revolutionized technology of SYNERGEX enables us to make a more durable, more controlled composite fiber by twisting 1-5 ply constructions of Carbon, Para-aramid, and Fiberglass used to create fabrics containing unique hybrid properties.

Twisted fibres

Twisted Combinations:

"Twisted Combinations"
Fiber Tex Range Construction
(Ply)
Carbon 100 - 4800 1 - 5
Para-aramid 75 - 4000 1 - 5
Fibreglass 150 - 7000 1 - 5

Coatings

Coats offers a range of water based coatings that can be applied to Synergex. All are friendly to the environment and help to improve abrasion resistance, adhesion levels and durability.

Coatings include:

  1. Adhesion Promoters
  2. Anti-wick
  3. Lube
  4. Anti-stat

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Winding Services

Manufacturing processes can be optimized through Coats converting services. A great way to eliminate scrap, Coats can wind put-ups to customer specifications easily and quickly.

Contact Us

To talk to one of our Coats experts, please feel free to contact your local Coats representative.