Chomarat is extending its line of carbon reinforcements with C-Weave SP, a new line of spread carbon fabrics for composite parts with high aesthetic performance requirements, especially for the high-end automotive, sports & leisure, luggage,and telephone markets.
C-Weave SP spread carbon fabric is made with 200 g/m² 3K fibres and is available in plain or twill weave. C-Weave SP achieves a 99% spreading rate (compared to the usual average 85-92% rate). At this rate, it is possible to obtain carbon composite parts with a surface layer that is 20% lighter (compared to 245 g/m² 3K fibres), with impeccable surface quality and optimized aesthetics, performance and cost.
Chomarat worked on the choice of raw materials, production process and quality control, all of which are crucial selection criteria for this type of technically demanding product.
Established in China since 2010, Chomarat has focused on manufacturing products for a number of markets, such as the wind energy market, the oil and gas market, the construction industry and also high end fabrics that have a cosmetic appeal out of carbon fiber that are used in the automotive market as well as the sports and leisure goods.
Chomarat has been creating and innovating since 1898 and is now an international textile group. It has facilities on four continents and relies on a global organization with three strategic business units: Composites, Textiles, and Fashion. Chomarat has earned two JEC Innovation Award, one in Boston for its C-PLYTM carbon innovation and on in Paris as partner in the thermoplastics category.
- Sales worth M€146 in 2012 and 1,500 employees
- Facilities in Europe, around the Mediterranean Basin, in the United States and in Asia
- Business sectors: transportation, marine, building & construction, energy, protection, civil engineering, sports, luxury goods and fashion.
As an independent, family-run company, Chomarat has developed a lot of expertise that relies on strong skills and a command of complex technologies.