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Lindauer DORNIER brings tape weaving machines for basalt fiber to JEC World
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Lindauer DORNIER brings tape weaving machines for basalt fiber to JEC World

The Composite Systems division of Lindauer DORNIER GmbH demonstrated its solutions for producing tapes and semi-finished goods from basalt, carbon, aramid and glass fiber for composites.

Lindauer DORNIER also supplies tape weaving machines, 3D weaving machines and modular tape production lines. Their efforts are concentrated on new developments and advancements of machinery used to make semi-finished goods for composites.

To raise production of fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP) from small lots to an industrial scale of basalt, carbon, glass, and aramid products is the main goal of the company presenting its solutions at JEC World.

DORNIER Composite Systems also serves the very vibrant tape market with its own production plant, manufacturing dry and fully impregnated tapes in widths up to 600 mm and at speeds up to 30 m/min, including thermoplastic tapes impregnated inline. The uniform and controlled alignment of the fibers for the impregnation process is realized by a complex spreading mechanism, also developed by DORNIER.

According to Dr. Josef Klingele, product manager for DORNIER Composite Systems, they managed to obtain very high spreading values. Further processing of these thermoplastic tapes via DORNIER’s tape weaving machine results in more economic production of woven organosheet.

No two machines for manufacturing semi-finished goods are the same. In order to meet customer requirements, DORNIER has established a technology center where specific system concepts for manufacturing semi-finished products are tested, and customer trials conducted.

The leading exhibition in the composite world JEC World 2018 was held in Paris, March 6 to 8th.

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