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Multi-axial UD Crossply 1800 machine

Crossply machine

With the Multi-axial UD Crossply machine in our Research and Technology Center we are able to make 1800 millimeters wide Crossply products. In a Uni-Directional or UD the individual fibres are oriented parallel to each other and kept in this aligned position by a matrix material. This is realized by unwinding yarns from a creel,… Read more

An unique position in the world

Rien van den Aker

Van Wees is the only company with full dedication to the UD and Crossply technology. We built the first machines for the production of ballistic protection laminates in 1994 and van Wees is well-known for its UD & Crossply technology in this market. To illustrate that this technology is also an interesting option for high-throughput… Read more

Multi-axial UD tapes in a laminate for sailcloth

UD tapes crossing each other on various angles

In professional sports the application of strong, lightweight materials can mean the difference between defeat and triumph. Sail cloth for yacht racing is such an example and thanks to its experience in ballistic textile, Van Wees managed to develop a laminate based on these high-performance fibers that can meet the demanding conditions on the ocean… Read more

PA/PU for airbag

Prototype side curtain airbag, partly inflated

After introduction of the driver airbag in the eighties, the growth of this safety product for the automotive has been tremendous. After introduction of the driver airbag in the eighties, the growth of this safety product for the automotive has been tremendous. Besides, the development of variants for protection against rolling over, the so-called side… Read more

PET/THV for architecture

Demonstrator 'Commaproject'

Coated textiles find more and more application in architecture as membranes for tensioned structures. At the moment PTFE-coated glass fibers or PES-PVC fabrics and ETFE films are predominantly used for this purpose. However, sunlight transmission of these fabrics is limited and their areal weight is substantial. Therefore Van Wees developed a laminate based on an… Read more

Steel reinforced PET/PVC for tarpaulin

Test device for measuring the cutting resistance

PVC-coated polyester fabric is a mass product that can be found in a variety of applications like bill boards, tents, roofing membranes and tarpaulin for covering trailers. Although its production process is already highly efficient, this can be surpassed by using the same ingredients for making a crossply laminate. Instead of weaving the polyester fabric… Read more