“Our clients demanded an alternative to cross laminated fabrics and cross laid scrims that would allow them to increase the tensile strength of their composites without sacrificing weight and coverage targets. This is truly a new product segment for our entire business,” says Ivan Soltero, strategic marketing manager at Conwed.
The difference between multilayer reinforcement netting and other standard extruded or oriented designs is that Multinet overlaps two or more oriented netting layers that can be designed differently to provide the desired strength and coverage area and secure optimal bonding with other substrates. It offers countless design combinations, superior breathability performance and can be bonded and laminated through different production processes.
“Manufacturers can create composites through extrusion coating, extrusion lamination, thermal lamination, ultrasonic welding, wet and dry adhesive lamination and diverse nonwoven processes. We can make countless design combinations to match specific performance requirements”, says Soltero.
Conwed believes the new multilayer netting will help manufacturers reinforce different materials such as nonwovens, foam, film, bubble-wrap, paper, and other fabrics. Conceived as an alternative to cross laminated fabrics and cross laid scrims used widely to reinforce substrates in industrial applications, Multinet offers customization of each netting layer in the final multilayer configuration.