ShapeTex in sport

ShapeTex in sport

Most sports benefit from having lighter and stronger equipment and canoeing is no exception.

Shape have simplified the laminate manufacturing process for carbon composite canoe paddles. A one-piece, multi-ply laminate has been manufactured by Shape to demonstrate this technology.

The ShapeTex preform completely removes the need for time consuming kit cutting and hand laminating. The ShapeTex preform is simply dropped into the mould, resin applied and cured.

The highly automated preforms manufactured using this process are most suitable for RTM, resin infusion and wet pressing. But the benefits in saved laminating time are also seen when parts are hand laminated using a traditional wet lay-up process.

Contact us for more information on ShapeTex preforms.