Silver Aluminized Fiberglass Fabric/Cloth 50" 8.78oz/298gsm 2x2 Twill with Web-Lock. This material is a new even softer version of our normal silver aluminized fabric. The material is often referred to as silver carbon fiber, although it is not actual carbon fiber, as all carbon fiber is black. Because we are more involved in the manufacturing process we can ensure a more uniform quality. This fabric has a width of 50", the yarn used is comparable in size and appearance to a carbon fiber tow size of 3k and is woven in a 2x2 twill weave. This is the most widely used pattern in the automotive industry. This material was woven by reputable weavers across the US, and their long lasting presence in the composite industry will ensure you receive a quality material.
The Silver Aluminized Coating is applied to both sides of this fabric.
To harden the raw fabric into a usable form, you will need the appropriate resin or epoxy for your project. For the colored materials, we suggest one of our resins which cure clear.
Color Disclaimer: Due to individual user's monitor settings, calibrations and lighting sources, the colors that appear on your screen may not be an exact representation of the actual product.
This material has been Stabilized using our EXCLUSIVE Web-Lock Stabilization Technology.
Web-Lock is a fabric stabilization process that is achieved by applying high heat and pressure to lock every filament of fabric together, ensuring perfect cosmetic and structural symmetry. Currently, this process is ONLY offered by Composite Envisions. You may have seen or tried stabilized fabrics in the past, but we've found that these existing products can often be too stiff to work with, require large volume orders with high costs, or simply aren't available in the fabric or time frame needed. All these reasons lead us to one solution - Web-Lock. Web-Lock is the material that we believe solves all the current problems and exceeds the finished fabric performance on all levels. Web-Lock will help you improve your ease of manufacturing, saving you time and money.
The side that has the Web-Lock on it will not make a good finish for your parts as you will still be able to see the stabilizer in a finished part. When using make sure to have the stabilized side face the non cosmetic side of your part. If you have a part that requires to have a perfect finish on both side we would recommend using two layers of this material and face the stabilized sides together.
Advantages of Web-Lock
Web-Lock is applied at Composite Envisions, allowing flexibility of coating options. Currently, Web-Lock has been applied to Carbon Fiber, Kevlar, Fiberglass and will be available on other composite fibers.
Low MOQ's. Can be applied to smaller runs of fabric, up to full 100+ yd rolls.
Reduce employee training for the time it takes to make quality composites.
Reduce waste as a result of less damaged cloth.
Standard heat range is 225°F/107°C. Coatings can range from 194°F/90°C to 392°F/200°C (only capable now of doing up to 248°F/120°C material)
Current version only adds .175oz/6gsm of weight to the fabric for little interference. (weights available from 4-15gsm to change performance characteristics)
No release liner required between layers of material; reduces waste, lowers cost and makes material easier to use.
Compatible with most resin systems on the market, including polyester, vinylester and epoxy resin.
Can be applied to various widths ranging from narrow tapes to 50" wide.
Prevents fabric weave from shifting but stretches to allow the fabric to stay conformable.
Keeps fiber coverage even to avoid resin rich areas and failure points.
Produced in the USA. Our goal is to make Web-Lock the new standard for high-end composite fabrications meeting your supply needs while exceeding your expectations.
First Quality Remnants:
First Quality Fabric Remnant Rolls are short rolls of fabric, which have no defects in them. These remnant rolls are either left over fabric from the end of a roll, or sections of fabric which were cut at the wrong length for a specific order. So instead of discarding the short roll, we package it up and sell it as a First Quality Remnant Roll. These First Quality Remnant Rolls are sold at 20% off of the retail price of that fabric.
Second Quality Remnants:
Second Quality Fabric Remnant Rolls are short rolls of fabric, which have a defect in the woven fabric in them. These remnant rolls are cut out of the standard fabrics we sell, but from sections of the rolls that have some defects in them. These defects make them not good to use if you want to make cosmetic parts, which have perfect woven fabric in them, but can be used as the inner layers of your parts, or if you are making small parts and can cut around the defects. These Second Quality Remnant Rolls are sold at 25% off of the retail price of that fabric.
All remnant rolls are rounded DOWN to the nearest ½ yard. So a remnant listed as 0.5 yards may actually be between 18” and 35” in length and a remnant listed at 2.0 yards may actually be between 72” and 89” in length.
|Unit of Measure||Piece|
|Material Warp||Aluminized Fiberglass|
|Material Weft||Aluminized Fiberglass|
|Ends Per Inch||18|
|Pics Per Inch||18|
|Weight||8.78oz / 298gsm|
|Width||50" / 127cm|
|Thickness||0.011" / 0.28mm|
|Resin Consumption @ 45% Resin to Fabric by Weight||7.18opsy / 241.41gsm|
The resin consumption provided is for the approximate amount of resin by weight, contained in the final part after processing by vacuum infusion. This does not account for the resin used in the flow lines and consumables such as flow media or breather cloth. Wet-layup by hand will also have a higher resin consumption in the final part and is dependent upon users techniques. Vacuum bagging a wet layup will improve the resin content. Too much resin will cause a weaker part, NOT stronger. Average rule of thumb is around 45% (+/- a couple percent). To calculate actual resin % in your part a burn test is used. For example you have a part weighing 100 grams, you would burn off the resin which would leave the fiber behind. You should have 55 grams of fiber left when your process is working correctly. Due to the variables in processing it is hard to give an accurate amount of resin needed to purchase for making your part. However you will have waste no matter what method is used. A suggested ratio is about 1-1.5lbs of resin per lb of fabric purchased.