Marine Applications

The next generation of yachts, cruisers and racing vessels will be lighter and stronger when made with ZOLTEK carbon fiber composites. Tough, durable carbon composite material stands up to the extremes of marine environments. The high specific stiffness of carbon fiber lends itself well to use in applications such as masts, hulls and propellers.  The end result is better speed and fuel efficiency in end-products and increased cost-effectiveness in the marine manufacturing process.

One example of the power of ZOLTEK carbon fiber positively impacting the marine industry is The Spirit of Hungary Sailing Project. The entire hull of Team Fahajo’s full-carbon 60 foot (18.3 meter) racing yacht was built with ZOLTEK PX35. The team will compete in four IMOCA World Champion series races, the last of which is the Vendee Globe 2016-2017, a 25,000 mile, single handed, non-stop race without assistance around the world.

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Marine Products

PX35 Uni-Directional Fabric

Specially constructed for enhanced infusibility, ZOLTEK’s Uni-Directional Fabric also allows for a rapid build-up of part thickness without sacrificing strength or adding additional weight making it ideal for marine applications.

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PX35 Multi-Directional Fabrics

ZOLTEK utilizes unique fiber spreading techniques to obtain a wide range of Multi-Directional fabric weights for a varied set of marine composite part applications. A quick composite part build-up is cost effectively achieved with our diverse weight range of low-cost carbon fabric products. ZOLTEK Multi-Directional Fabrics drapable fabric construction is also ideal for complex shape preforms. Pillar and Tricot stitching patterns are available as needed.

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PX35 Tow

ZOLTEK PX35 Continuous Tow is the premier commercial carbon fiber being used for marine application on the market. It is a 50K filament fiber manufactured from polyacrylonitrile (PAN) precursor, and is available with a range of sizings for optimal processing and compatibility with a variety of resin systems.

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