Saurer Components Showcases New Accotex® 518 SF, Glass Forming Apron For Ultra-Fine Filaments At JEC Europe

MÜNSTER, Germany — March 15, 2016 — Saurer Components will showcase its new Accotex® 518 SF glass forming apron at the JEC Europe exhibition in Paris. The newest glass forming apron meets the industry’s growing demand for finer filaments and is designed to produce fine and ultrafine filaments which can be used in a range of finished goods including electronic devices.

The market for electronic devices has focused on miniaturization whilst also incorporating increased lightweight and space-saving functionality — for use in laptops, tablets and mobile phones for example. To meet this growing trend, Saurer Components has focused on a new type of glass fiber apron — the Accotex 518 SF — specifically designed for creating fine and ultra-fine filaments like D (5 μm), C (4.5 μm) and BC (4 μm).

The basic function of a glass forming apron is to transport the sizing towards the glass fiber. But the finer a filament ́s diameter, the more attention is required to prevent defects like broken filaments or hairiness.

Due to the extraordinary low surface roughness of the Accotex® 518 SF (<0.2 μm Ra), a very smooth and homogeneous surface is achieved. This prevents “dancing fibers” and “hairiness” which reduces interruption of the continuous sizing film resulting in properly coated filaments. With the new chemical composition and the uniform surface quality a sufficient binder pickup as well as a constant running performance of fiber filaments is ensured.

The new Accotex 518 SF Glass Forming Apron from Saurer Components provides the best choice for preventing defects in glass fibers.

Posted March 22, 2016

Source: Saurer Components