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 thicknessPAW g/m²FAW g/m²RC %-wt Continuous use temperatureData sheet
GF 60 PP0,15 mm22513540-20 to 72°C
GF 60 PP0,17 mm29622026-20 to 72°CDownload
GF 60 PP0,20 mm30018040-20 to 72°CDownload
GF 60 PP 0,25 mm37422540-20 to 72°CDownload
GF 70 PP0,25 mm 41629030-20 to 80°CDownload
GF 60 PP0,30 mm44926940-20 to 72°CDownload
GF 60 PP0,50 mm74844940-20 to 72°C
Ply thicknessPAW g/m²FAW g/m²RC %-wt Continuous use temperatureData sheet
GF 60 PA60,22 mm39022040-40 to 80°CDownload
GF 60 PA60,20 mm34120540-40 to 80°CDownload
GF 60 PA60,25 mm42625640-40 to 80°CDownload
GF 60 PA60,30 mm51230740-40 to 80°CDownload
Ply thicknessPAW g/m²FAW g/m²RC %-wt Continuous use temperatureData sheet
GF 60 PET0,20 mm37122240-50 to 100°C
GF 60 PET0,25 mm46327840-50 to 100°C
GF 60 PET0,30 mm55633440-50 to 100°C
GF 60 PET0,20 mm36621242-50 to 100°C
GF 60 rPET0,22 mm40824540-50 to 100°C
Ply thicknessPAW g/m²FAW g/m²RC %-wt Continuous use temperatureData sheet
GF 60 HDPE0,20 mm33423430
GF 60 HDPE0,30 mm47431340

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 thicknessPAW g/m²FAW g/m²RC %-wt Continuous use temperatureData sheet
CF PA60,17 mm24415437-40 to 80°CDownload
CF PA60,165 mm24014739-40 to 80°C
CF PA120,20 mm26414744
CF PA120,25 mm33819841

Ply thicknessPAW g/m²FAW g/m²RC %-wt Continuous use temperatureData sheet
CF PC0,17 mm25015538-40 to 130°CDownload
CF PC (fr)0,17 mm25615538-40 to 130°CDownload
CF PEI0,132 mm21314532-100 to 170°C
CF PPS0,14 mm22115034-20 to 200°CDownload
CF PPS0,2133522134-20 to 200°CDownload
Ply thicknessPAW g/m²FAW g/m²RC %-wt Continuous use temperatureData sheet
CF PEEK0,140 mm22014534-65 to 240°CDownload
CF PEKK0,140 mm22014534-65 to 250°C
CF PEKK0,184 mm29419434-65 to 250°C Download

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 thicknessPAW g/m²FAW g/m²RC %-wt Continuous use temperatureData sheet
Flax PP0,25 mm2256870-20 to 70°C
Flax PP0,25 mm32516250-20 to 70°CDownload
Flax PLA0,25 mm
Basalt PP0,25 mm41825040-20 to 70°C
Ply thicknessPAW g/m²FAW g/m²RC %-wt Continuous use temperatureData sheet
UHMWPE HDPE0,199 mm1818354
Aramide PA60,185 mm23111749

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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