The 2012 Formula 1 season recently started with the Australia Grand Prix. Also this year the great majority of the teams have chosen to reduce weight on their composites parts of the cars by using TeXtreme® Spread Tow carbon fabrics.
TeXtreme® has been used in F1 for many years and recent year’s winning teams have in common both the success and weight reductions from using TeXtreme®.
TeXtreme® Spread Tow Fabrics are produced by interlacing Spread Tow Tapes of desired fibers to obtain a virtually crimp-less fabric with straight orientation of fibers. The result is a unique reinforcement with the mechanical performance of a cross plied UD and the ease of handling of a fabric.