Sunstrand fibers are compatible with thermoset and thermoplastic sheet and bulk molding compounds, as well as infusion processes. Our goal is to provide products that are drop-in replacements for glass fibers.

Non-Wovens

Non-woven fabrics are broadly defined as sheet or web structures bonded together by entangling fiber or filaments (and by perforating films) mechanically, thermally, or chemically. They are flat, porous sheets that are made directly from separate fibers or from molten plastic or plastic film. They are not made by weaving or knitting and do not require converting the fibers to yarn.

The term ‘composite non-wovens’ refers to a category of materials different from ‘non-woven composites’, which consist of a resinous matrix reinforced by an embedded non-woven fabric. Composite non-wovens are created by a modern and innovative industry employing non-woven technologies to bring together fibers of different origins, different characteristics or a combination thereof.

Combination of different non-woven preforms prepared either by employing a variety of process technologies or by combining non-woven preforms with traditional textile preforms into a consolidated structure can also result in the creation of composite non-wovens. Composite non-wovens can provide an engineered solution by creating multi-functional products as well as an economical solution by eliminating manufacturing processes and replacing two or more products by a single product.

Bamboo

Bamboo

Bamboo is a woody perennial grass requiring almost no pesticides, fertilizers or additional watering.

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Hemp

Hemp

Hemp is gaining a large amount of interest in the composite industry.

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Flax

Flax

Flax fiber is the original natural fiber being used in composites for linens and food applications.

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Kenaf

Kenaf

Kenaf is another bast fiber readily available for non-woven composite applications.

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Other Materials

Other Materials

Sunstrand can import and process other specialty fibers.

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