Kevlar

Discussion in 'Materials' started by rberrey, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. rberrey
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    rberrey Senior Member

    In a hand layup on a foam core hull of a 5.1 oz kevlar should I use satin weave or plain? rick
     
  2. Eric Sponberg
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    It does not really make too much difference strength/stiffness wise. The satin weave will drape better over rounded shapes.

    Eric
     
  3. rberrey
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    rberrey Senior Member

    Thanks Eric.
     
  4. 22titanfisher
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    Who would be a good source for kevlar samples? I'd like to play with some before trying to lay up an entire hull.
     
  5. Eric Sponberg
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    Try Composites One: www.compositesone.com. They are a major supplier of composite materials to all fiberglass industries. You will have to pay for it; they don't give them away for free, and that is IF they have any samples or cut-offs from other miscellaneous orders. Then, you can also try Googling "kevlar distributors" and see what you get. Kevlar is a DuPont product, so you may be able to find sources through DuPont.

    Eric
     
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