Woven Fabrics

Cathay Composites offer an unrivalled range of woven fabric constructions such as plain, twill, satin weave, jacquard. Woven fabrics are available in Carbon Fibre, Fibreglass, Aramid (Kevlar) and Basalt materials. Woven Fabrics are the most commonly used as part of load-bearing structural components, they posses good designability features. Carbon fibre bi-directional fabric is suitable for various moulding methods (RTM, VARI).

Features

  • High quality and consistent fabric
  • Visual standard for aesthetic requirements
  • Various fibres can be used covering both high strength and high modulus.
Weight 3-24K 160gsm~800gsm
Width 500~2000mm
System Plain, Twill. and Satin

Plain Weave

Plain weave carbon fibre fabric is symmetrical with tows tightly interlaced in an over/under pattern. This style of fabric is highly stable ensuring it maintains its fibre orientation and weave angle. Due to its tight weave, plain weave fabrics do not work well on complex contours due their inability to flex. Ideal applications are flat sheets, tubes, and two-dimensional curves.

Twill Weave

Twill weave consists of a 2×2 or 4×4 pattern. In a 2×2 weave, each tow passes over two tows and then under two tows. This over and under weaving creates a distinct diagonal pattern. The distance between the tow interlaces in a twill weave is longer than with a plain weave. Creating fewer crimps which reduces peak stress points in the weave. Twill weave is pliable and can form to complex contours while still maintaining reasonable stability. It must be handled more carefully than a plain weave fabric to avoid adding distortions to the weave.

Satin Weave

Satin weaves allow formability around complex contours consequently this satin weave offers less stability than other weave forms. The most common satin weaves are four harness satin (4HS), five harness satin (5HS), and eight harness satin (8HS). The number indicates the total number of tows passed over then under. A 4HS weave consists of three tows passed over and then one passed under. For a 5HS, four tows are passed over, and then one under and 8HS is seven tows passed over and one under. The higher the satin weave number, the more formable and less stable it is.

Inventory ID Name Weave Pattern Fibre Thickness (mm) Weight (gsm) Width (mm)
FC001 CCF3_200P Plain 3K 0.25 200 500-2000
FC002 CCF3_225P Plain 3K 0.25 225 500-2000
FC003 CCF3_240T Twill 2×2 3K 0.25 240 500-2000
FC004 CCF3_160P Plain 3K 0.28 160 500-2000
FC005 CCF3_164P Plain 3K 0.30 164 500-2000
FC006 CCF3_273T Twill 2×2 3K 0.30 273 500-2000
FC007 CCF3_200T Twill 2×3 3K 0.30 200 500-2000
FC008 CCF3_200T Twill 1×3 3K 0.30 200 500-2000
FC009 CCF3_200P Plain 3K 0.35 200 500-2000
FC010 CCF3_240P Plain 3K 0.35 240 500-2000
FC011 CCF3_240T Twill 2×2 3K 0.35 240 500-2000
FC012 CCF3_160T Twill 3×3 3K 0.35 160 500-2000
FC013 CCF6_272T Twill 2×2 6K 0.35 272 500-2000
FC014 CCF6_368T Twill 4×4 3K 0.38 368 500-2000
FC015 CCF6_280S Satin 5H 3K 0.40 280 500-2000
FC016 CCF6_320P Plain 6K 0.40 320 500-2000
FC017 CCF6_290S Satin 8H 3K 0.42 290 500-2000
FC018 CCF6_320P Plain 6K 0.50 320 500-2000
FC019 CCF6_400T Twill 2×2 6K 0.50 400 500-2000
FC020 CCF6_205T Twill 2×2 6K 0.55 205 500-2000
FC021 CCF6_380S Satin 5H 6K 0.55 380 500-2000
FC022 CCF12_510P Plain 12K 0.60 510 500-2000
FC023 CCF12_576T Twill 2×2 12K 0.60 576 500-2000
FC024 CCF12_378T Twill 2×2 12K 0.60 378 500-2000
FC025 CCF12_510P Plain 12K 0.65 510 500-2000
FC026 CCF12_576P Plain 12K 0.65 576 500-2000
FC027 CCF12_650T Twill 2×2 12K 0.65 650 500-2000
FC028 CCF12_378T Twill 2×2 12K 0.65 378 500-2000
FC029 CCF12_630T Twill 2×2 12K 0.70 630 500-2000
FC030 CCF24_770P Plain 24K 0.85 770 500-2000

Additional products available upon request. Please contact us for further information regarding resin compatibilities and other manufacturing related concerns.

Inventory ID Name Weave Pattern Fibre Thickness (mm) Weight (gsm) Width (mm)
FFG001 CCFG_170T Twill 2×2 E-Glass 0.17 170 1000-1520
FFG002 CCFG_170P plain E-Glass 0.17 170 1000-1520
FFG003 CCFG_276P plain E-Glass 0.24 276 1000-1520
FFG004 CCFG_285P Plain E-Glass 0.27 285 1000-1520
FFG005 CCFG_285T Twill 2×2 E-Glass 0.27 285 1000-1520
FFG006 CCFG_324T Twill 2×2 E-Glass 0.27 324 1000-1520
FFG007 CCFG_530T Twill 2×2 E-Glass 0.54 530 1000-1520

Additional products available upon request. Please contact us for further information regarding resin compatibilities and other manufacturing related concerns.

Inventory ID Name Weave Pattern Fibre Weight (gsm) Width (mm)
FK001 CCK_400P82 Plain 400Dr 82 50-1000
FK002 CCK_400T82 Twill 2/2 400Dr 82 50-1000
FK003 CCK_1000P155 Plain 1000Dr 155 50-1000
FK004 CCK_1000T155 Twill 2/2 1000Dr 155 50-1000
FK005 CCK_1000P180 Plain 1000Dr 180 50-1000
FK006 CCK_1000T180 Twill 2/2 1000Dr 180 50-1000
FK007 CCK_1000P200 Plain 1000Dr 200 50-1000
FK008 CCK_1000T200 Twill 2/2 1000Dr 200 50-1000
FK009 CCK_1000P220 Plain 1000Dr 220 50-1000
FK010 CCK_1000T220 Twill 2/2 1000Dr 220 50-1000
FK011 CCK_1500P100 Plain 1500Dr 100 50-1000
FK012 CCK_1500P170 Plain 1500Dr 170 50-1000
FK013 CCK_1500T170 Twill 2/2 1500Dr 170 50-1000
FK014 CCK_1500P175 Plain 1500Dr 175 50-1000
FK015 CCK_1500P185 Plain 1500Dr 185 50-1000
FK016 CCK_1500T185 Twill 2/2 1500Dr 185 50-1000
FK017 CCK_1500P205 Plain 1500Dr 205 50-1000
FK018 CCK_1500T205 Twill 2/2 1500Dr 205 50-1000
FK019 CCK_1500P220 Plain 1500Dr 220 50-1000
FK020 CCK_1500T220 Twill 2/2 1500Dr 220 50-1000
FK021 CCK_1500P240 Plain 1500Dr 240 50-1000
FK022 CCK_1500T240 Twill 2/2 1500Dr 240 50-1000
FK023 CCK_1500P300 Plain 1500Dr 300 50-1000
FK024 CCK_1500P440 Plain 1500Dr 440 50-1000
FK025 CCK_1500T440 Twill 2/2 1500Dr 440 50-1000

Additional products available upon request. Please contact us for further information regarding resin compatibilities and other manufacturing related concerns.

Inventory ID Name Weave Pattern Fibre Fibre Thickness (mm) Weight (gsm) Width (mm)
FCFK001 CCCK_ 3K180P Plain 3K 1500Dr 0.30 180 500-2000
FCFK002 CCCK_ 3K180T Twill 2×2 3K 1500Dr 0.30 180 500-2000
FCFK003 CCCK_ 3K(2)180T Twill 2×2 3K + K1500Dr(2) 3K + K1500Dr(2) 0.30 180 500-2000
FCFK004 CCCK_ 3K240T Twill 2×2 3K K1500Dr 0.30 240 500-2000
FCFK005 CCCK_ 3(2)K(2)180T Twill 2×2 3K + K1500Dr 3K + K1500Dr 0.30 180 500-2000
FCFK006 CCCK_ 3(4)K(4)180P Plain 3K(2) + K1500Dr 3K + K1500Dr(2) 0.30 180 500-2000
FCFK007 CCCK_ 3(4)K(4)250P Plain 3K(2) + K1500Dr 3K + K1500Dr(2) 0.35 250 500-2000

Additional products available upon request. Please contact us for further information regarding resin compatibilities and other manufacturing related concerns.

Inventory ID Name Weave Pattern Fibre Thickness (mm) Weight (gsm) Width (mm)
FCFG001 CCCF_1E205P Plain 1.5k + E-Glass 0.25 205 500-2000
FCFG002 CCCF_3E270P Plain 3k + E-Glass 0.30 270 500-2000
FCFG003 CCCF_3E270T Twill 2×2 3k + E-Glass 0.30 270 500-2000
FCFG004 CCCF_6E400P Plain 6k + E-Glass 0.45 400 500-2000
FCFG005 CCCF_6E400T Twill 2×2 6k + E-Glass 0.45 400 500-2000
FCFG006 CCCF_6E450T Twill 2×2 6k + E-Glass 0.45 450 500-2000
FCFG007 CCCF_12E608P Plain 12k + E-Glass 0.65 608 500-2000
FCFG008 CCCF_12E608T Twill 2×2 12k + E-Glass 0.65 608 500-2000
FCFG009 CCCF_12E988T Twill 2×2 12k + E-Glass 0.92 988 500-2000
FCFG010 CCCF_12E824T Twill 2×2 12k + E-Glass 0.70 824 500-2000
FCFG011 CCCF_12E800T Twill 2×2 12k + E-Glass 0.70 800 500-2000
FCFG012 CCCF_12E684T Twill 2×2 12k + E-Glass 0.65 684 500-2000
FCFG013 CCCF_12E900T Twill 2×2 12k + E-Glass 0.80 900 500-2000

Additional products available upon request. Please contact us for further information regarding resin compatibilities and other manufacturing related concerns.