Unidirectional Tapes

What are unidirectional Tapes?

UD tapes are endless fibre-reinforced tapes of different widths with unidirectionally aligned reinforcing fibres in which glass or carbon fibres are embedded so ideally in a thermoplastic matrix that completely new possibilities arise in the production of components.

Despite their low thickness, UD tapes have a high level of stability and are also particularly light. This makes them particularly suitable for the production of complex component shapes. In addition, UD tapes can be processed efficiently and, depending on the combination, are flame retardant. Another important property is the possibility of recycling.

  • maximum lightweight potential
  • recyclable
  • high toughness
  • conductive
  • flame retardant

How to process UD Tapes?

UD tapes can be processed in various ways. One of them is the tape laying process. As a rule, a laser is used and heats the UD tape, which is then placed in the component mold with the aid of a consolidation unit. Similarly, three-dimensional components can also be produced by using the so-called winding technique. But UD Tapes can also be processed by so-called thermoforming. Here, vacuum, compressed air or a hydraulic press is used and heats the material in a stenter frame until it is soft and can be easily pulled apart. It is then pressed into the mold with the help of a pressing tool, the vacuum or compressed air with a male as well as female mold.

Material configurations

UD Tapes with glass fiber reinforcement

We offer unidirectional tapes with glass fiber reinforcement in combination with PP, PA6, PET as well as recycled PET and HDPE matrix.

Ply thickness
[mm]
PAW [g/m²]FAW [g/m²]RC [%-wt] Service TemperatureTechnical Data Sheet
GF 60 PP0,15 22513540-20 to 72°C
GF 60 PP0,17 29622026-20 to 72°C<Download TDS>
GF 60 PP0,20 30018040-20 to 72°C<Download TDS>
GF 60 PP 0,25 37422540-20 to 72°C<Download TDS>
GF 70 PP0,25 41629030-20 to 80°C<Download TDS>
GF 60 PP0,30 44926940-20 to 72°C<Download TDS>
GF 60 PP0,50 74844940-20 to 72°C
Ply thickness
[mm]
PAW [g/m²]FAW [g/m²]RC [%-wt] Service TemperatureTechnical Data Sheet
GF 60 PA60,22 39022040-40 to 80°C<Download TDS>
GF 60 PA60,20 34120540-40 to 80°C<Download TDS>
GF 60 PA60,25 42625640-40 to 80°C<Download TDS>
GF 60 PA60,30 51230740-40 to 80°C<Download TDS>
Ply thickness
[mm]
PAW [g/m²]FAW [g/m²]RC [%-wt] Service TemperatureTechnical Data Sheet
GF 60 PET0,20 37122240-50 to 100°C
GF 60 PET0,25 46327840-50 to 100°C
GF 60 PET0,30 55633440-50 to 100°C
GF 60 PET0,20 36621242-50 to 100°C
GF 60 rPET0,22 40824540-50 to 100°C
Ply thickness
[mm]
PAW [g/m²]FAW g/m²RC [%-wt] Service TemperatureTechnical Data Sheet
GF 70 HDPE0,20 33423430
GF 66 HDPE0,30 49532834 <Download TDS>

UD Tapes with carbon fiber reinforcement

We offer unidirectional tapes with carbon fiber in combination with PA6, Pa12, PEI, PPS, PC, PEEK as well as PEKK matrix.

Ply thickness
[mm]
PAW [g/m²]FAW [g/m²]RC [%-wt] Service TemperatureTechnical Data Sheet
CF PA60,17 24415437-40 to 80°C<Download TDS>
CF PA60,165 24014739-40 to 80°C
CF PA120,20 26414744
CF PA120,25 33819841

Ply thickness [mm]PAW [g/m²]FAW [g/m²]RC [%-wt] Service TemperatureTechnical Data Sheet
CF PC0,17 25015538-40 to 130°C<Download TDS>
CF PC (fr)0,17 25615538-40 to 130°C<Download TDS>
CF PEI0,132 21314532-100 to 170°C
CF PPS0,120 19211540-20 to 200°C
CF PPS0,140 22115034-20 to 200°C<Download TDS>
CF PPS0,210 33522134-20 to 200°C<Download TDS>
Ply thickness [mm]PAW [g/m²]FAW [g/m²]RC [%-wt] Service TemperatureTechnical Data Sheet
CF PEEK0,140 22014534-65 to 240°C<Download TDS>
CF PEKK0,140 22014534-65 to 250°C
CF PEKK0,184 29419434-65 to 250°C <Download TDS>

BÜFA® Slittape Carbon fibre PEKK

Further reinforcing fibers

We offer unidirectional tapes based on flax or basalt fibers as well as various polymer fibers in combination with PP, PLA, PA6 as well as HDPE matrix.

Ply thickness [mm]PAW [g/m²]FAW [g/m²]RC [%-wt] Service TemperatureTechnical Data Sheet
Flax35 PP0,25 2759665-20 to 70°C<Download TDS>
Flax50 PP0,25 30015050-20 to 70°C<Download TDS>
Flax35 PLA0,25 2759665-20 to 65°C<Download TDS>
Basalt60 PP0,25 41825040-20 to 70°C<In Preparation>
Ply thickness [mm]PAW [g/m²]FAW [g/m²]RC [%-wt]Service TemperatureTechnical Data Sheet
UHMWPE HDPE0,199 1818354
Aramide PA60,185 23111749

Available formats for UD Tapes

Our UD tapes are available in following formats:

Spule UD Tapes
UD Tapes Querwicklung
Transversale Wicklung beim Spulentyp Cardboard mit Flansch

Transverse Winding

Spool type: Häfner K250/ Sonoco DIN 250

Tape widths: 1/8‘‘, 1/4‘‘, 1/2‘‘   oder   3 mm, 6 mm, 12 mm

Available Lengths: up to 4000 meters (depending on tape thickness and tape width)


Spool type: Cardboard core (3“ & 6“)

Tape widths: 1/8‘‘, 1/4‘‘, 1/2‘‘   oder 3 mm, 6 mm, 12 mm

Available Lenghts: up to 4000 meters (depending on tape thickness and tape width)


Spool type: Cardboard with flange

Tape widths: 1/8‘‘, 1/4‘‘, 1/2‘‘

Available Tape Lenghts: 200 to 1000 m (depending on tape thickness and width)

Straight Winding

Spool Type: Häfner BSH Spulen mit austauschbaren Flanschen

Tape widths: >¼“   oder   >6 mm

Available Tape Lenghts: 200 to 1000 m (depending on tape thickness)


Spool type: Cardboard (Pancake) (3“ & 6“)

Tape widths: >¼“   oder >6 mm

Available Lenghts: 200 to 1000 m (depending on tape thickness and width)


UD Tapes gerade Wicklung, BSH Spulen
UD Tapes gerade Wicklung

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