Apex Mills

INDUSTRIES — Aerospace & Defense

Very few things go into space without Apex Mills textiles on-board. Our NASA-specified separator fabrics, used in multiple-layer insulation systems, are specified for every satellite or rocket that leaves the atmosphere. Our lightweight fabrics, used as laminate substrates are used in aircraft globally. We are a global leader in aerospace textile production.

AEROSPACE & DEFENSE CASE STUDIES
  • Style: ALTO

    Industry type: Aerospace & Defense

    Fabric types:
    MESH/NETTING

    Design Goal:
    INNOVATIVE

    Content:
    Nylon

    Weight: 0.28

    Aerospace/Composite Materials

    PROBLEM SHARED

    A manufacturer of composite materials for aerospace structures was experiencing shrinkage in the netting substrate that carried an adhesive used to join aircraft components.

     

    PROBLEM SOLVED

    Apex analyzed the directional tensions used in applying the adhesive to the current netting substrate. The solution to the shrinkage problem was eliminated when we modified the temperatures and finishing tensions applied to the fabric.


    RESULTS REALIZED

    The newly improved fabric no longer shrank and the customer no longer was faced with potentially failing composite parts.

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