Prepreg made from natural flax fibre

Amber Composites has announced that prepreg with fabric made from sustainably sourced woven flax is now available. The flax fabric, made by Composites Evolution, provides the high performance and easy processing normally associated with glass fibre composites, but with lower weight and environmental impact.

In addition, improved damping characteristics make it ideal for certain applications. The prepreg is available in Amber's Multipreg 8020 epoxy resin system, a low-to-medium cure prepreg which can be used with or without an autoclave. It's suitable for semi-structural and decorative applications in automotive, marine and consumer goods.

Jonathan McQueen, managing director of Amber Composites, said: "After evaluating many sources for sustainable fabrics, we are pleased to offer a proven solution from Composites Evolution who have created a capable material backed by a solid supply chain."

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Justin Cunningham

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