Tenax™ Dry Reinforcements are specifically designed for the aerospace industry and provide highest performance, flexibility and ability to create complex shapes.

Combining textile technologies with resin infusion processes provides excellent potential for high production rates, integral structures, complex shapes and flexibility of parts design. That’s why Teijin has developed a new product family called Tenax™ Dry Reinforcements (DR) with Tenax™ Dry Reinforcement Non-Crimp Fabric (DRNF) and Tenax™ Dry Reinforcement Woven Fabric (DRWF).

Product Details

Both products were developed to fulfill the highest standards in performance and are specially designed for the aerospace industry.
All materials can be supplied as loomstate as well as with improved preform and toughness abilities.

Tenax™ Dry Reinforcement Non-Crimp Fabric (DRNF)

  • Based on the latest NCF technology available on the market
  • Cutting edge technology especially for Tenax™-E HTS45 E23 12K and Tenax™-E IMS65 E23 24K carbon fibres
  • Up to 7 layer/orientations in only one production run, with possibility for areal weights from ca. 80gsm per layer upwards (depending on CF type)
  • Maximum material width 2.54m (100”)
  • Cutting technology available, e.g. for cutting 5 x 254mm (10”) stripes
  • Customised roll length

Tenax™ Dry Reinforcement Woven Fabric (DRWF)

  • Excellent material performance due to straight fiber alignment
  • CF areal weights from 100gsm out of 12K and 24K carbon fibers possible
  • Fabric width customized, min. 100mm – max. 1600mm
  • Roll length customized
  • Toughness improvement possible
  • Preforming improvement possible

Our Product – Your Benefits

  • Smooth and even material surface quality with the lowest grade of material undulation
  • Lower and flexible areal weights
  • Improved preforming and toughness behavior providing excellent mechanical properties
  • Adapted drapeability even for complex shaped parts
  • Mechanical properties matching today’s Prepreg baseline due to very straight and parallel fiber alignment
  • Low level of material bulk factor for preforming
  • High fiber volume content (of > 57%) even with toughened and powder bound material achievable

Typical Applications