The world of Composite Materials has been doing things much the same way for a long time. Glueing together different core layers and outer films to create composites that have been used in a wide range of product applications. This process has worked quite well in many ways, however the output composites seem to have reached their full potential in terms of pushing weights lower while meeting durability expectations. Aluula chose to take a much different approach to building the next generation of composites…
Using novel chemistry and very innovative manufacturing techniques, Aluula Composites has developed a whole new way to assemble and fuse high tech fibers and space age films together into one. No glue. No off gassing. No fumes. By covalently bonding materials at the molecular level, Aluula is creating the lighest and strongest composite materials in the world!
The charts below highlight some examples of the clear advantages of the Aluula process.
Tensile Strength (Warp / Weft)
Tensile strength is a measurement of the force required to pull something such as rope, wire, or a structural beam to the point where it breaks.
The lengthwise or longitudinal warp yarns are held stationary in tension on a frame or loom while the transverse weft (sometimes woof) is drawn through and inserted over-and-under the warp.
Tear Strength (Lbs of force)
Tear resistance (or tear strength) is a measure of how well a material can withstand the effects of tearing.
Modulus of elasticity measures a material’s resistance to being deformed elastically (not permanently) when stress is applied.
The first Aluula Composite materials to be commercialized were thoughtfully designed to meet very specific application demands. Those markets are enjoying the inherant advantages of Lighter and Stronger. But perhaps the most interesting element of the Aluula offering is that we are able to customize the attributes of our input materials to create unique composites that will place emphasis on the most important “end user driven” qualities. Whether it be the very lightest we can deliver or the most abrasion resistant version we can make, customization possibilities are almost limitless. Stronger on the bias or the highest modulas we can create are all just a matter of choosing the right core and outer films for the specific applications.
At Aluula, we make exceptional composite materials but perhaps more importantly, we come from product manufacturing and we understand that the subtle nuances make all the difference. Bring us your most critical demands and let us try to dial in a material that is Built For You!
Aluula, making possible the previously impossible!
Although Aluula was founded by wind sport professionals with very specific demands, the core advantages of the Aluula process delivers composite materials with attributes that cross over a long list of markets and applications. Most designers would agree that Lighter and Stronger is almost always a benefit and the rapidly growing and varied interest in Aluula Composites is reflecting this perspective. The Aluula benefits to wind sports are field tested and confirmed by the exeptional user demand and enthusiasm.
With a long list of new partners testing and building sample products, you will start to see Aluula based equipment in more and more market segments in the months ahead. Aluula, the future of composite materials.
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