What makes N12 NanoStitch® different?

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Ordinary high-performance composite

Epoxy composites are made of layers of resin sheet, each reinforced with strong carbon fibers. But the layers are held together by resin only, with no fiber reinforcement, so they are a common location for damage when the structure is stressed. Cracks can rapidly run along these interfaces – weakening and delaminating the structure and leading to structural failure.

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NanoStitch® enhanced prepreg

Interlaminar Reinforcement

N12 NanoStitch® is added during composite lay-up to reinforce the interlaminar region. NanoStitch has demonstrated a 30% increase in interlaminar fracture toughness during third-party testing. NanoStitch is compatible with industry-standard composite manufacturing processes and requires no special tools.

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NanoStitch® enhanced prepreg

Interlaminar Reinforcement

Prepreg is delivered with N12 NanoStitch® already on the surface, requiring no changes to your manufacturing process. NanoStitch has demonstrated a 30% increase in interlaminar fracture toughness during third-party testing. NanoStitch® is compatible with industry-standard composite manufacturing processes and requires no special tools.

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Use NanoStitch® to enhance overall performance or to target specific areas

NanoStitch® can be used to improve overall laminate performance or to target specific, high-stress regions selectively.

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NanoStitch® locates trillions of precisely-aligned nano-reinforcements

NanoStitch® technology “stitches” the plies together, toughening the interlaminar region and preventing delamination. NanoStitch locates trillions of precisely-aligned nano-reinforcements between fiber plies with no entanglement, increasing laminate shear strength and toughness, without adding weight, thickness, or porosity.

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Thermal and electrical conductivity

NanoStitch® improves thermal and electrical conductivity across each interface – allowing customizable functionality for sensing, heating, and thermal management.