SAERTEX LEO® COATED FABRIC
SAERTEX LEO COATED FABRIC has the highest level of fire resistance integrated in the fabric. This reinforcement is equipped with an active fire retardant covering layer. This permits the material to be manufactured in a single production process using vacuum infusion. In case of fire, the protective layer starts to pyrolyse and forms a heat insulation layer that protects the laminate. LEO® COATED FABRIC is available in different weight classes based on glass and carbon fabrics.
Benefits of SAERTEX LEO COATED FABRIC
- Next-level fire protection for FRP composites
Complies with the strictest fire safety standards // Railway applications: HL3 acc. to EN 45545-2 (-3) // Shipbuilding applications: IMO FTP Code 2010 Part 2, 3, 5 and 10.
- Lightweight: up to 40% weight savings
Excellent tensile and bending properties // Low material thickness // Up to 5x greater rigidity or 40% lighter than aluminium // Very high energy efficiency.
- Easy to process with standard resin systems
Thanks to the integrated fire protective layer and the low proportion of binders // Both in vinyl ester, polyester and epoxy.
- 50% time savings thanks to integrated fire protective layer
The material is processed like a standard fabric using vacuum infusion. This eliminates the usual manufacturing process required to apply a fire protective coating.
- Higher & constant component quality
Standardised and reproducible material layer thickness thanks to the controlled machine application of the fire retardant material onto the fabric.
- Tried and tested standard make-up
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