Suprem™ Tapes are designed for automated processing which requires excellent and constant material quality. Its tight cross-section tolerances, smooth borders and continuous lengths ease high productivity.
Suprem™ Tape is usually used in a one step consolidation process (in-situ) thanks to its excellent fibre impregnation and homogeneity of the fibre-matrix distribution.
Typical automated processing of unidirectional thermoplastic prepregs (Tapes) are Automated Fibre Placement (AFP) or Automated Tape Placement (ATP) respectively. In these processes, the materials have the potential to be consolidated directly during placement or can be consolidated in a second step such as in an autoclave, oven or press.
Filament Winding (FW) or Tape Winding (TW) are processes which takes the full use of unidirectional thermoplastic prepregs by allowing the Tapes to be rolled and consolidated in one step.