FABRICS | REINFORCEMENTS | FIBERS
Technical fabrics gather a textile content to others non-textile, or coming from different technologies, such as plastics molding and chemistry. These products and applications in which aesthetic-stylistic value is negligible compared to that of the structural behavior, or better the response to precise values of some mechanical parameters, where the technical-technological framework (tests, standards, and certification) is more important than aesthetic and visual.
These fabrics are usually used in combination with thermosetting resins (matrix) for the production of high strength composites that combine the strengths and overcome the weaknesses of the two (or more) components. The most common are GRP / FRP (Glass / Fiber Reinforced Plastic) and CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic), glass and carbon fiber components.