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Old 04-26-2014, 10:20 AM   #1
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Default Woven fabric in plastic film.

An odd request but I would like to produce flexible carbon fibre sheet that I would imagine would be encapsulate in some sort of plastic film.

Something like the offering at EasyComposites, however not sticky-back. I just want to aesthetically encapsulate the fabric. http://www.easycomposites.co.uk/imag...ibre-sheet.jpg

How would you do this? Is there film that can be purchased that sticks to the carbon fibre or do I hot laminate between a pouch and cut to size?

Many thanks!
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Old 04-27-2014, 12:00 AM   #2
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If you just want the same as that Easy Composites image, I've got to think that they have just applied a sticker sheet (Contact book covering, etc.) to the back of that material so it keeps shape and doesn't fray as easily?

If you want both sides visible I suppose you could cast it in some kind of flexible resin/rubber/etc.?

Or maybe even spray a 2k clear coat direct on the fabric? 2k paint is very flexible. But of course it depends on just how flexible you want it to be?
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Old 04-30-2014, 07:30 AM   #3
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I want this as well... There is a company out there that makes fabrics of carbon with a flexible matrix. I had heard that lamborgini was making seats from this material and there is a company making bag.




I was thinking of messing with this concept... maybe using some clear urethane. Not sure how to do it but would be a good technique to have.

I had tried to contact the manufacturer of the fabric, but I guess they don't respond to any inquiries.
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Old 04-30-2014, 06:00 PM   #4
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That's probably the worst name ever for a bag! LOL
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Old 05-01-2014, 06:49 AM   #5
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Hi, you can use an epoxy resin with a flexibilizer additive, commonly up to 10% , It will became like a clear gum
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Old 05-02-2014, 10:56 AM   #6
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Hi, you can use an epoxy resin with a flexibilizer additive, commonly up to 10% , It will became like a clear gum
Do you know what that stuff is called and where to look for it?


And yah... that name is lame... it kinda makes me think it's BS.
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Douchebags are a legit bag making company from Norway. Very good marketing, you guys might not like the name but their target market is primarily snowboarders and skiers, who tend to find such alternative things appealing...
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:41 AM   #8
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I guess it takes one to buy one... hhehehe... maybe that term is just an american thing though?

The bags do look sweet but, that name pretty much kills it for americans. You might as well wear shirts that say xxx or wear kick me signs.

I'm still interested in this process of making carbon that is flexible as such.
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You can use almost any clear film, or elastomer. DuPont's Surlyn is a clear and very flexible film. Some urethanes might be clear as well. Vinyl is popular as well, since it is clear and soft.
The problem you WILL GET, is having the fabric infuse well. But with enough pressure, you can get some impregnation, and after that, just make sure the ends are sewn well, to avoid the fibers from peeling out of the plastic.

As for solution coating, you can try to solvent various plastics. Again, urethane can be liquid solvent based. Silicone as well maybe, but that is expensive.
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Iron on vinyl is available at many fabric stores. It is easy to use and looks pretty good.
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