Fibreglass & Composite Reinforcements
Perth based Composites Warehouse stocks a wide range of fibre glass reinforcements, commonly used in the marine industry and the swimming pool repair and renovation industry.
Chopped Strand Mat (CSM)
Chopped strand mat is the most widely used of all composite reinforcement materials. Short strands of glass are randomly scattered and bound to create a mat which can then be wetted out with resin and used as a general purpose reinforcement for traditional fibreglass (GRP/FRP) moulds or parts.
Product Range: 225g – 600g
Woven carbon fibre provides high stiffness and tensile strength, and low thermal expansion properties. Composites Warehouse stocks woven carbon fibre fabric. Carbon fibre is used in cutting-edge applications to increase stiffness while reducing weight, including marine, aerospace, transportation, sporting goods applications.
Product Range: 200g - 240g
Weaves: Plain & Twill
Woven fibreglass cloths for use in combination with other reinforcements and composites. Such as carbon and aramid (Kevlar) fibres as additional reinforcement, building thickness, finishing, and sacrificial layers. Fibreglass cloth is typically used in boat-building, transportation, turbine, and recreational industries. The woven glass cloths come in either plain or twill weaves.
Product Range: 135g - 600g
Options: Cloth or Woven Rovings
Glass Cloth Tapes
Multi-Axial / Woven Fabrics
Directionally oriented X and Y axis knitted fabric reinforcements. Sometimes referred to as ±45 or 0, 90 orientation cloth. The fibres are stitched together, rather than woven to hold the fibers in place, with the option of a CSM layer. These fabrics provide fibre orientated strength, thickness, and weight distribution. These fabrics are widely used in boat building, transportation, turbine and recreational industries.
Product Range: 450g – 1200g
Aramid Fibre (Kevlar®)
Aramid fibres are synthetic fibres that produces remarkable tensile strength and strong impact and heat resistance. The most common aramid brand is DuPont’s trademarked Kevlar®. The strength and durability of aramid fibres allows for use with high performance reinforcements such as carbon fibre. Lightweight and flexible, with a high strength-to-weight ratio, aramid fibers are commonly used in armour and ballistic protection applications, and in other high impact applications, such as motorsports.
Product Range: 175g (5 oz) & 320g (9 oz)