3 good reasons:
- Design freedom
- Low component weight
- No corrosion
Composite materials and multiaxial non-crimp fabric designs made of glass, carbon and aramid fibers have long been used in industries where the component weight is the decisive factor. For some time, new processes and innovative (hybrid) products have enabled the composite industry to enter the construction industry. LEO is one such innovation. Using LEO, metallic materials such as steel or aluminum can be replaced by lightweight solutions with the same or better mechanical characteristics.
Overview of the advantages of LEO in the construction sector:
An impressive example that emphasizes the high degree of design freedom for architects and designers of composites in the construction industry are the domed roofs of palaces in Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, which were made using SAERTEX glass fiber non-crimp fabric and SAERTEX core materials.