Unidirectional (UD) Prepregs
Unique material for eco-design & performance
EcoRein® UD is thermoplastic-based prepreg reinforced with unidirectionally aligned flax fibers.
The reinforcing flax fibers are carbon-neutral, renewable and light (similar to carbon fiber and 40% lighter than glass). Unidirectionally aligned flax fibers in EcoRein® UD family provide the maximum performance possible through fiber direction.
Besides bio-based reinforcing fibers, the optional polymer type in EcoRein® UD family, polypropylene for recyclability, and polylactic acid for enhanced biodegradability, helps designers to go further in the circularity approach.
The patent-pending manufacturing technology of BPREG enables scalable and affordable production of unidirectional natural-fiber prepregs. Moreover, wide width unidirectional prepreg (up to 150 cm) production in continuos form is now possible with BPREG's unique technique.
EcoRein® UD family is suitable for all thermoforming processes (compression moulding, vacuum moulding, injection overmolding and automated tape laying) and compatible with varied materials such as non-woven and wovens (natural, glass or carbon fiber based), decorative fabrics, honeycomb structures.
EcoRein® UD family is available in rolls of 100 cm wide or as flat sheets in required dimensions. Upon request, we can design & manufacture plates in varied stacking sequences. No specific precautions in handling, composite manufacturing, storage, packaging, and transport are required.
Need an affordable and recyclable material?
Try UD-30; combination of %30 flax fiber and %70 polypropylene
Need high performance and recyclability?
Try UD-50; combination of %50 flax fiber and %50 polypropylene
Try UD-100; combination of %50 flax fiber and %50 polylactic acid
Need Customized Solutions?
EcoRein® UD family is assertive in replacing/reducing synthetic materials such as plastics, glass- and carbon-fiber reinforcements. Besides our current product portfolio, EcoRein®-UD tailored to your needs is just an e-mail away. Just let us know to re-design performance-determining production parameters and offer you the best-fit product.
EcoRein® UD30 is designed to provide a balance between standart performance and affordability. It is a perfect fit for industries looking for sustainable solutions but put affordability rather than high performance at the first place.
EcoRein® UD50 is designed to provide the maximum mechanical performance. It is a perfect fit for industries looking for high mechanical performance within sustainable solutions.
EcoRein® UD100 is designed for enhanced biodegrability. It is a perfect fit for industries where end-of-use waste and optimum performance as well matters.