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Perpedes Acrylic fiber composite materials

Perpedes acrylic composite materials made from glass and carbon fibers are manufactured exclusively in Germany and are used in foot orthotic shells, as shoe stifferners and AFOs/DAFOs, among other applications.

The Perpedes portfolio always offers the optimal material for every application and for every desired property in terms of forming behavior, stiffness, material thickness and weight.

Discover the variety of Perpedes acrylic fiber composite sheets made of glass and carbon fiber.

Perpedes acrylic composite materials made from glass and carbon fibers are manufactured exclusively in Germany and are used in foot orthotic shells, as shoe stifferners and AFOs/DAFOs, among other applications. The composite materials consist of a transparent, thermoplastic acrylic resin as a matrix and combination of reinforcements made from polyester, polyamide, glass and/or carbon fibers. The product quality of the unique composite materials made from glass/carbon fiber could have been further developed and improved through decades of experience in manufacturing them. This has yielded further applications and new variants over time so that their usage in orthopedics/orthopedic shoe technology proves to be extremely variable.

 

Advantages lie in the combination of different reinforcement types and materials: woven, roving and knitted. The continuous fibers are arranged in stitches in the knitted materials. Each individual stitch is a more or less taut fiber loop which can be lengthened or compressed. It can therefore absorb tensile stress, compression and transverse stress which gives the material its special deformability behaviour. In woven and roving materials, however, the reinforcing fibers are in a stretched condition. They therefore undergo less expansion under higher tensile loads than knitted materials and have high tensile strength and rigidity. Using taut knitted material brings both material properties to bear. With our state-of-the-art machines and sustainable operations, we have manufacturing processes available to us which ensures Perpedes’ high standards of quality and synchronizes individual components with each other.