Dr. Nandan Khokar, R&D Manager and Co-founder of Oxeon, was installed as Professor of Textile Technology for Composite Materials at the Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås, Sweden, on the 11th of May in a special ceremony.
Internationally recognized for pioneering the Tape Weaving, Oblique Fabric-forming, 3D-Weaving and Noobing processes, Dr. Khokar is regarded an expert in the fields of 2D and 3D fabric-forming technologies and engineering of corresponding fabrics for composite materials’ application. His groundbreaking innovations during doctoral work at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, and enterprising spirit have so far lead to the establishment of Oxeon (Tape-Weaving) and Biteam (3D-Weaving), with a third one based on Noobing technology in the pipeline.
The current undertakings as Professor includes research activities in the fields of fabric-forming technologies and fabric architectures for composite materials, true smart textiles without electrical/electronics and other textile technologies.
Henrik Blycker, CEO of Oxeon, says: “We are pleased that Dr. Khokar continues to receive acknowledgements for his relevant contributions to the textile and composite materials’ industries. It is truly a joy bringing the Tape Weaving Technology to the world through TeXtreme®. We are looking forward to more innovative developments to come from his continuous work at Oxeon.”
The latest Oxeon development from Dr. Khokar and his team is the groundbreaking +α/-β variants of TeXtreme® Spread Tow Fabrics, introduced through the initial +45/-45 type released in 2011.
The TeXtreme® Spread Tow +α/-β Fabrics enables continuous-length production of novel fabrics by - interconnecting two sets of Spread Tow Tapes in different angles +α/-β, for example +45/-45, +30/-60, +50/-25 etc. These fabrics are innovative solutions that complement the existing 0/90 version of TeXtreme® to realize easily and quickly an optimized multidirectional reinforcement by direct plying.
Founded 2003 in Sweden, Oxeon has quickly established itself as the market leader in Spread Tow Reinforcements. Use of these spread tow carbon reinforcements increases the mechanical performance of composite material products and reduces the weight. Utilization of Oxeon’s TeXtreme® Spread Tow Fabrics and TeXtreme® Spread Tow Tapes by manufacturers of advanced aerospace, automotive, industrial and sports products in applications that have critical material performance requirements has affirmed the significance of Oxeon’s ultra light materials.