Decorative

Our range is primarily composed of Alutex, Innovative Tex and Dynanotex. Alutex is based on a woven coated Glass Fibre Fabric mainly used for applications such as car seats, skis and other sports goods. Innovative Tex fabrics are produced from Carbon Fibre and metal or metallic components invariably wires such as Copper, Brass, Stainless steel, Titanium and for special applications Gold. Typical applications would include car interiors, fine detailing and other automotive parts. Dynanotex is a range of Woven Carbon Fibre fabrics based on Spread Tow Technology providing light weight unidirectional and woven products. A wide variety of finishes available suitable for a large range of sporting applications.

The Benefits

  • Visual improvement
  • Designs tailored for individual applications
  • Light weight

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What We Offer

Cristex offers the ultimate range of Decorative Fabrics for composite applications. See the available ranges below. 

Alutex

Alutex is a range of Woven Glass Fibre fabrics typically 200g to 300g of varied weave patterns. Such fabrics are subsequently powder coated using an aluminium powder to create the finished look. Within the range of Alutex Fabrics many unique weaving styles have been developed to enhance the decorative aspects of these products. Common examples are Arrow weave and Rhomboid weave.

Data Sheet Reference Weight g/m² Weaving Style Warp % Weft % End cm Warp Weft Thickness mm
V 202 T V-202 T 200 2/2 Twill 56 44 16.8 Glass yarn EC9 68 TEX Glass yarn EC9 68 TEX 0.20
V 610 RH V-610 RH 200 Rhomboid 60 40 17.4 Glass yarn EC9 68 TEX Glass yarn EC9 68 TEX 0.20
V 290 T V-290 T 290 2/2 Twill 50 50 7.0 Glass yarn EC9 68x3 TEX Glass yarn EC11 204 TEX 0.28
V 6039 KNOT V-6039 KNOT 295 Knot 52 48 11.0 Glass yarn EC9 68x3 tex Glass yarn EC11 204 tex 0.30
V 6082 Arrow V-6082 Arrow 295 Sky Arrow 52 48 22.0 Glass yarn EC9 68x3 tex Glass yarn EC11 204 tex 0.30

Innovative Tex

Originally designed with Aerospace applications in mind, the combination of Carbon with Copper was successfully tested for lightning strike on the leading edge. More recently the combination of Carbon with Metallic Threads has been widely embraced by the Automotive Industry as an effective alternative to standard Carbon Woven fabrics, for internal decoration.

The Innovative range has been extended with the development of coloured metallic threads, providing the end user with an alternative to traditional coloured Carbon fabrics. The development of coloured Metallic Threads creates fabrics with vibrant colours even after laminating. Unlike traditional dyed yarns (typically Polyester or Polypropelene) the use of colour in the Metallic Threads does not lose any brilliance after lamination.

The Innovative range includes standard style weaves such as plain and twill, but also many designs, unique to this family of fabrics.

Data Sheet Reference Weight g/m² Weaving Style Warp % Weft % Ends cm Warp Weft Width cm
GGCu 300 T Red GGCu 300 T - Red 300 2/2 Twill 100 62% CU/Ag5 wire
38% Grafiil TR30
9.0 100% Grafil TR30 – S – 3K 200 tex 62 % CU/Ag5 wire – 0,15
38% Grafil TR30 – S – 3K 200 tex
100 - 120
GGCu 300 T Blue GGCu 300 T - Blue 300 2/2 Twill 100 62% CU/Ag5 wire
38% Grafiil TR30
9.0 Grafil TR30 – S – 3K 200 tex 62 % CU/Ag5 wire – 0,15
38% Grafil TR30 – S – 3K 200 tex
100
GGCu 300 T Green GGCu 300 T- Green 300 2/2 Twill 100 62% CU/Ag5 wire
38% Grafiil TR30
9.0 Grafil TR30 – S – 3K 200 tex 62% CU/Ag5 wire – 0,15
38% Grafil TR30 – S – 3K 200 tex
100

Dynanotex

Dynanotex is a Tow Spreading System for the production of Unidirectional Carbon Fibre reinforcements. The Dynanotex concept is based on two separate layers of Unidirectional Carbon Fibre bonded together by Resin compatible adhesive. Essentially a Tow Spreading System creating a Unidirectional sheet of Carbon Fibre which can then subsequently be cut to varying widths and used in the production of woven Dynanotex. Dynanotex fabrics both UD and woven have:

  • No additional surface treatments
  • Perfect fibre alignment
  • Thickness reduction (35% less than traditional UD reinforcements)
  • Low weight reinforcements (70 to 200g/m²) from heavy tow fibres (15K-24K-50K)
  • Perfect alignment of fibre maximises the mechanical performance of the fibres
  • Improvement of interlaminar sheer strength as a result of the perfect bonding of fibres layers
  • Reduction/Elimination of resin build up due to the excellent fibre distribution

Dynanotex fabrics are used in wind Surfing, kite boarding, skis, hockey sticks and sports goods in general, automotive and marine applications.

Data Sheets Reference Weight g/m² Weaving Style Warp % Weft % Ends cm Warp Weft Width cm
DYF 15 / 100 P DYF 15 / 100 P 90 Plain 50 50 HS 15/50 DLN2 HS 15/50 DLN2 100
DYF 15 / 160 P DYF 15 / 160 P 160 Plain 50 50 0.66 Dynanotex HS 15-80 DLN2 15mmnTR 50S 15K – 1000 tex Dynanotex HS 15-80 DLN2 15mm TR 50S 15K – 1000 tex 100
DYF 15 / 160 T DYF 15 / 160 T 160 2/2 Twill 50 50 0.66 Dynanotex 15mm TR 50S 15K – 1000 tex Dynanotex 15mm TR 50S 15K – 1000 tex 100
DYF 25 / 160 P DYF 25 / 160 P 160 Plain 50 50 0.4 Dynanotex 25 mm TR 50S 15K - 1000 tex Dynanotex 25 mm TR 50S 15K - 1000 tex 100
DYF 15 / 160 P ALU DYF 15 / 160 P ALU 160 Plain 50 50 0.66 Dynanotex 15 mm TR 50S 15K - 1000 tex Aluminized Dynanotex 15 mm TR 50S 15K - 1000 tex 100
DYF 15 / 160 P TIT DYF 15 / 160 P TIT 160 Plain 50 50 0.66 Dynanotex 15 mm TR 50S 15K - 1000 tex Dynanotex 15 mm TR 50S 15K - 1000 tex 100

UD Carbon Dynanotex

Dynanotex consists of two layers of UD carbon fibre bonded together by a resin compatible adhesive.

Basic materials used in the production of Dynanotex Fabrics:

  • Dynanotex single layer (100% UD Carbon Fibre)
  • Tri-axial net
  • Hot melt adhesive
  • Thermoplastic web

Data Sheet Reference Weight g/m² Construction Carbon Fibre Content
HS 15/80 DLN2 80 Layer 1 - Carbon Fibre / grafil 15k
Layer 2 - Carbon Fibre / grafil 15k
Layer 3 - Polyester net
94%
HS 15/100 DLN2 100 Layer 1 - Carbon Fibre / grafil 15k
Layer 2 - Carbon / grafil 15k
Layer 3 - Polyester net
94%
HS 15/130 DLNS 130 Layer 1 – Carbon Fibre/ grafil 15k
Layer 2 - Carbon Fibre/ grafil 15k
Layer 3 – Polyester net
94%
HS 24/150 DLN2 150 Layer 1 – Carbon Fibre/ grafil 24k
Layer 2 - Carbon Fibre/ grafil 24k
Layer 3 – Polyester net
94%
HS 24/175 DLN2 175 Layer 1 – Carbon Fibre/ grafil 24k
Layer 2 - Carbon Fibre/ grafil 24k
Layer 3 – Polyester net
92%
HS 24/200 DLN2 HS 24/200 DLN2 200 Layer 1 – Carbon Fibre/ grafil 24k
Layer 2 - Carbon Fibre/ grafil 24k
Layer 3 – Polyester net
94%
HS 48/250 SLN2N2 HS 48/250 SLN2N2 255 Layer 1 – Black triaxial net
Layer 2 - Carbon Fibre/ grafil 48K
Layer 3 - Black triaxial net
98%
HS 48/300 SLN2N2 HS 48/300 SLN2N2 297 Layer 1- Black triaxial net
Layer 2 - Carbon Fibre/ grafil 48K
Layer 3 - Black triaxial net
98.3%

UD Glass Dynanotex

A recent development in the Dynanotex family has been the creation of UD Glass Fabrics. Based on heavy roving typically 1200 TEX a range of UD Glass Fabrics has been created with weights from 150g to 305g.

Data Sheet Reference Weight g/m² Construction Glass Fibre Content
GF 12/160 SLN GF 12/160 SLN 165 Layer 1 - E glass roving 1200 tex
Layer 2 - Glass Fibre net
96%
GF 12/305 DLN GF 12/305 DLN 303 Layer 1- E glass roving 1200 tex
Layer 2 - Glass Fibre net
Layer 3- E glass roving 1200 tex

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