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Debut for Hypetex at JEC World 2022

Removing the need for painting and the associated preparation steps.

26th April 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  London

Sports/​Outdoor, Transport/​Aerospace

London-based Hypetex will demonstrate the processing and sustainability benefits of its patented colourisation technology for carbon and natural fibre materials when it exhibits for the first time at JEC World 2022 from May 3-5 in Paris.

Exhibiting as part of the Composites UK stand (R52), Hypetex will display its portfolio of uniquely coloured carbon fibre materials including 3K woven styles, ultra-lightweight spread tow fabrics, UD and 3D materials. The company will also present details of its latest eco-friendly coloured flax materials which combine sustainably grown natural flax with sustainable colouring technologies.

The patented colouring technology, available in an extensive palette of standard and bespoke colours and shades, can be applied to traditional woven fabric constructions, nonwoven UDs, spread tow and bespoke fabric designs. The technology replaces a traditional coloured painted finish, providing an exceptional depth of colour to any composite part,  improving thermal conductivity and reducing heat absorption, while reducing the overall weight and processing time, with no compromise to the mechanical performance of the composite structure.

By removing the need for painting and the associated preparation steps, Hypetex technology provides manufacturers with a repeatable straight out of the mould coloured finish that is not only easy to integrate into all composite processes, but also takes additional materials, consumables and process time out of the component cost.

Hypetex will also display its new range of coloured flax fibre textiles. The advanced colouring technology used protects the natural flax fibres  throughout the high temperature processes required for composite production, avoiding burning or any discolouration issues common to natural fibres.

Hypetex partners SHD Composites, Textreme, Sigmatex and Angeloni will also have materials and components on display at JEC World 2022, including sporting equipment such as racquets, sticks, and skateboards, which highlight the massive range of processing options and potential applications for the novel technology. The adidas Kromaskin field hockey stick, with a unique Hypetex coloured Textreme spread tow carbon finish, will also be part of the JEC Innovation Planets feature.

www.hypetex.com

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