FLATS / TAPES
TEF patterned fabric can be produced as sleeves, flats and as tapes. Pattern design determines expansion capabilities. Many designs can expand up to 10x their diameter while retaining stable filament geometry. Flat fabric can be engineered with a variety of patterns to address performance objectives.
TEF fabric used for composite manufacturing consists of open mesh, intricately woven patterns that can be engineered for specific performance. TEF open, lattice truss structures test strength to weight parameters and patterned, linked and interlaced fabric offer and alternative to standard braids and knitted materials, for flexible and breathable composite structures.