Since the product uses a knit fabric as the reinforcement base material and a thermoplastic resin as the matrix, it excels in pressworkability and can be worked into a complex shape such as deep drawing. While having lightweight/high-rigidity characteristicsof carbon fiber composites, it also has breathability and flexibility of mesh material. The company succeeded in impregnating aknit-reinforced base material with a thermoplastic resin, which was previously difficult to achieve, by using a special thermoplasticresin.
・Enables mass production through cold pressing
・Working of complex shapes
In the case of common thermoplastic resin, the melt viscosity of resin washigh, and thus resin impregnation into knit fabric was difficult.In addition, mesh-like products could not be manufactured due to clogginggenerated in knit fabric.