DiscoTex® is an aligned, discontinuous textile in the form of fabric, tape,
braid or 3-D preform. DiscoTex® reinforced composites retain high
mechanical properties and available in carbon, glass, quartz and ceramic
~ REDUCES LABOR COST: DiscoTex eliminates cutting, darting and the
labor costs associated with these procedures
~ EASE OF FORMABILITY: Significantly reduce lay-up time by laying up and
forming simultaneously several layers from simple starting shapes.
~ COMPLEX SHAPES: Designs of new complex shapes are enabled.
~ VERSATILE FOR MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS: Aerospace, automotive,
medical, energy and industrial field uses.
DiscoTape™ is an aligned, discontinuous unidirectional reinforcement tape
which can be made from carbon, glass, ceramic or quartz structural fibers with
thermoset or thermoplastic matrices.
~ INCREASE EFFICIENCY: The discontinuous nature of the tape allows it to
stretch in its reinforcement direction, permitting the forming of complex shaped
~ANY FABRIC TYPE AND MATRIX SYSTEM: Thermoset or thermoplastic.
~APPLICATION SPECIFIC PATTERNS IN DEVELOPMENT: Straight cut and
Herringbone already available. Segment lengths also can be varied.
Hybrid Sandwich Panel
Pepin Associates Inc. has developed a hybrid sandwich panel structure
composed of both rigid structural materials and energy absorbing fabrics.
Why Hybrid Sandwich Panels?
~LIGHTWEIGHT STRUCTURE WITH ARMOR APPLICATIONS: Can be used in
Weight Sensitive vehicles such as aircraft & Humvees
~VARIETY OF MATERIAL COMBINATIONS: Facesheet and pin structure can be
Aluminum, Stainless steel, Ceramic or Composite
~PANELS, RINGS AND OTHER SHAPES AVAILABLE: Materials can be made
into a variety of forms.
~PROTECTION: Can be used for projectile or blast protection. Turbine
containment, Fuel Tank and Engine protection or Ammunition Storage containers.