Composites Specialty films for prepreg & composites industry

The term “prepregs” refers to reinforcing composite fibers that are pre-impregnated with resin. Prepregs are processed in the aviation industry for light aircraft, for example, or to manufacture rotor blades for wind turbines or leisure equipment.

Every passenger plane comprises a large proportion of prepreg material, and this proportion is increasing with each new generation. Due to its outstanding properties, prepreg material is able to replace aluminum and other metals in many areas and thus reduce the weight of an aircraft and its fuel consumption. 

The Infiana specialty films used here are primarily interleaf films. Our film separate the layers in rolls of sticky prepregs, when winding resin-impregnated carbon or glass fiber.

How you benefit

Infiana's specialty films for prepreg manufacturers have the following properties:

  • Different color coding to distinguish such features as fiber thickness or different resins in use
  • Different embossing designs to control the release forces of the film (peak–valley principle), with only parts of the film surface coming into contact with the resin
  • Different formulations to adapt the release properties individually to your requirements

FlexPLAS® - Production without release agents

Infiana, a worldwide innovator in specialty films technology, and Fraunhofer IFAM, a part of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, recently developed together FlexPLAS®, a new release film technology for the composites market.

FlexPLAS® is a unique solution for the composites industry to bring FRP manufacturing processes to the next level towards automation which leads to improved efficiencies and productivity.
This new technology can be applied across a broad range of applications: aerospace, wind energy, automotive, marine and rail industry.

Using FlexPLAS® has advantages:

  • No contamination of components or molds by release residues
  • Clean surface minimizes the need for labor intensive finishing
  • Can be used as a protective covering during manufacturing and transport
  • No need for mold cleaning thus reduced occupation time
  • Reduces dust and VOC's in the workplace

Infiana offers a unique solution for the composite industry to help meet today's technical, economical, and environmental challenges. Today is the start into the future where FlexPLAS® not only improves your product but also optimizes your process.

The improved production process makes composites more competitive, and thus opens the door to new applications and markets.

Find out more about FlexPLAS®

Our Team will be happy to explore together with you this exciting future. Just get in touch with us!

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