Innegra S is a structural fiber available that provides toughness in a composite structure while also reducing weight. Innegra S is used in both glass and carbon composites.
“We are confident that Innegra S fiber is uniquely suited to complement our extensive product offerings in the composites market and other markets we serve. We look forward to a prosperous and enduring future with Innegra Technologies for their Innegra S applications,” said BGF’s president, Robby Dunnagan.
The worldwide demand for lighter weight, less-costly materials has created explosive growth for new composite applications. High fuel and energy costs have intensified the need for even lighter-weight composites. Innegra S fiber delivers an ultra-lightweight fiber (0.84 g/cc) with excellent energy absorption for impact resistance and damage tolerance. Combining this fiber with high-modulus fibers using state-of-the-art reinforcement technologies will drive the growth of new composite applications.
Mark Smith, Innegra’s CEO commented “BGF’s long history in the composite fabric weaving industry has allowed them to be ‘tuned in’ to the needs of the industry. This combined with state-of-the-art manufacturing and research facilities make them an exciting partner in our commitment to align ourselves with companies who are willing to take the lead in composite application development.”
BGF is a U.S. subsidiary of Porcher Industries of France and manufactures woven and nonwoven materials from high performance fibers such as fiberglass, aramids and carbon. BGF products are utilized in high temperature particulate filtration, aerospace structures, automotive and industrial insulation, marine and recreational composites, ballistic protection, electrical insulation and PTFE coating materials. BGF products provide structural integrity and thermal, environmental and ballistic protection in products such as circuit boards, surf boards, mufflers, snowmobiles, airplanes and armor.
Innegra Technologies, LLC, is an advanced materials company that develops high performance fibers for use in composite, ballistic, and rope applications. Innegra’s primary product is Innegra S, which is made from 100 percent polypropylene fiber. The fiber is lightweight, tough and recyclable and has been used in combination with carbon, aramid, glass and polyethylene fibers. Current applications include automotive, recreation, sporting goods, marine, industrial and ballistics.