Veil for Thermoset Composites

Xamax Veils for Thermoset Composites

Synthetic surface veils provide a barrier between the outermost layer of glass and the surface of the composite. As the composite surface is exposed to deteriorating conditions, such as weathering and the suns ultraviolet rays, the outermost layer of glass becomes exposed (fiber bloom). With the addition of a surface veil, the product will remain smooth, non-irritating and protected from external elements that cause wear and tear.

Infographic Showing microscopic picture of a nonwoven fabric fiber used as Surface Veil that is on FRP Thermoset Composite Rail

Xamax provides critical surfacing veils material that is applied to FRP Thermoset products. These materials are engineered to give end-use products, like the FRP Railing (pictured), a smooth feel and aesthetic look; while also providing protection such as UV and corrosion resistance. You can’t always see our material, but without it, you’ll notice a much more unpleasing end-use product. Our surfacing veils for FRP Thermosets enhance your final product.

Avelle®

Our Avelle® surface veils are 100% high melt polyester nonwoven veils. Avelle® surface veils have a combination of distinct features including superior chemical and corrosion resistance, excellent impact strength and broad-use temperature range. They inhibit the generation of micro-cracks in composite surfaces and the soft, pliable fibers conform easily to ribbed areas, irregular shapes and compound curves. They are designed to be compatible with a variety of resins, such as vinylester, polyester and epoxy. Avelle® surface veils are approved for use in corrosion resistant and FDA/USDA applications. In addition to providing a corrosion barrier, other pultrusion applications are hand lay-up, filament winding, RTM and panel lamination.

Our Avelle® surface veils include APL and APN (Apertured Pattern Polyester) and FBL (Non-Apertured Polyester) styles.

The APN style is offered at 1 oz/sy or 34 gsm to provide cost effective solutions. The APL style has been tested and approved by The Dow Chemical Company for corrosion resistant applications. Both APN and APL are apertured for faster wet out, visibility, easier handling and is stiffened for minimal neck-down. The FBL style is designed to provide a pattern free surface.

Nonwoven Fabric Sheet
Features, Benefits, & Applications

Unique Features of XAMAX Product

  • Provides chemical and corrosion resistance
  • Able to withstand higher processing temperatures
    • High temperature molding
    • fast pultrusion line speed
  • Apertured structure
    • fast resin wet out and readily visible pattern
  • Superior drape
    • conforms well to contours
    • hand formable for flanges and fittings
  • Improve surface gloss level

Benefits

  • Improve impact properties of the composite
  • Provide high and consistent performance
  • Reduce fiber blooming and hide print through
  • Withstand high temperature
  • Provide high cross-directional elongation
  • Provide high tensile and tear strength
  • Provide excellent cosmetic appearance and uniform surface smoothness
  • Excellent conformability to complex shapes
  • Withstand the processing temperatures and provide high thermal stability
  • Increase UV resistance
  • Extend product lifespan
  • Available in a USDA/FDA grade

 

Process Applications

  • Compression molding
  • Filament winding
  • Hand lay-up
  • Panels & laminates
  • Pultrusion
  • RTM vacuum molding

Typical End-Use Applications

Transportation

  • RV, travel trailer and mobile home components
  • Signage
  • Automotive interior panels and trim
  • Marine dashboard, consoles, tables and enclosures

Construction

  • Window profiles and shutters
  • Sanitary products—shower and tub surrounds
  • Lighting diffusers

Industrial

  • Equipment rooftops, dashboard and consoles
  • Displays
  • Sporting goods

 

This is by no means a comprehensive list, but these are some of the most common solutions available and in use today. XAMAX is a solutionist specializing in customization. If your application requires something special, our experts will work with you to develop unique formulations to help you create products that will dazzle your customers.  For more information, or to request a sample, please contact our customer service at 888-926-2988.

 

Roll of Nonwoven fabric R-Veil

R-Veil®

Our R-Veil® surface veil is a 100% nonwoven polyester material with superior strength, stiffness, uniformity and purity. R-Veil has comparable surface veil properties to Reemay and is USDA/FDA approved, pattern free. In addition, our R-Veil® surface veil exhibits high resistance to splitting and cracking from thermal shock, low temperatures, freeze/thaw cycles, folding/creasing and rough handling.  These distinctive characteristics make it ideal for use in numerous demanding applications where the inert properties of polyester are needed and in a variety of composite processes including pultrusion, mandrel winding, centrifugal casting, RTM and panel lamination.

Features, Benefits, & Applications

Unique Features of XAMAX Product

  • Uniform fiber distribution
    • uniform resin coverage
  • Continuous fibers
    • no fiber ends to have to coat multiple times
  • Non-apertured structure
    • no resin pooling and reduced porosity
    • excellent for pigmenting and printed graphics

Benefits

  • Provide high and consistent performance
  • Superior tensile and tear strength per unit weight
  • Dimensional stability
  • Reduced die-wear compared to glass veils
  • Provides bilateral and uniform stiffness
  • Enhance aesthetic appeal with outstanding uniformity and flatness
  • Improve extrusion surface uniformity
  • Extend product lifespan

Process Applications

  • Compression molding
  • Filament winding
  • Hand lay-up
  • Panels & laminates
  • Pultrusion
  • RTM vacuum molding

Typical End-Use Applications

Transportation

  • RV, travel trailer and mobile home components
  • Signage
  • Automotive interior panels and trim
  • Marine dashboard, consoles, tables and enclosures

Construction

  • Window profiles and shutters
  • Sanitary products—shower and tub surrounds
  • Lighting diffusers

Industrial

  • Equipment rooftops, dashboard and consoles
  • Displays
  • Sporting goods

 

This is by no means a comprehensive list, but these are some of the most common solutions available and in use today. XAMAX is a solutionist specializing in customization. If your application requires something special, our experts will work with you to develop unique formulations to help you create products that will dazzle your customers.  For more information, or to request a sample, please contact our customer service at 888-926-2988.

EcoVeil®

EcoVeil® is a registered trademark of Xamax Industries, Inc.

Our EcoVeil® PBT surfacing veils are 100% point bonded polyester veils. These synthetic surface veil products deliver high tensile strength, excellent uniformity and low neck down for trouble-free processing. When used in pultrusion, the point bond pattern is virtually invisible and provides a smooth resin rich surface with no linting or loose fibers. EcoVeil is compatible with all resin types used in the thermoset industry and provides the best economic veil solution. This makes them ideal for use in a variety  of composite processes including pultrusion, RTM and panel lamination.

EcoVeil is also excellent as a scrim and coating substrate. The high fiber density, even fiber distribution and “Z” directional tensile strength, from the point bond pattern, allow for excellent bonding to various substrates.

EcoVeil Nonwoven fabric Sheet of EcoVeil PBS
Features, Benefits, & Applications

Unique Features of XAMAX Product

  • Exceptional “Z” directional tensile strength
  • Cost-effective solution
  • Uniform tensile and elongation in the CD and MD direction

Benefits

  • Improve impact properties of the composite
  • Provide high and consistent performance
  • Reduce fiber blooming and hide print through
  • Withstand high temperature
  • Provide high cross-directional elongation
  • Provide high tensile and tear strength
  • Provide uniform surface smoothness
  • Withstand the processing temperatures and provide high thermal stability
  • Increase UV resistance
  • Extend product lifespan
  • Available in FDA grade

Typical End-Use Applications

Transportation

  • RV, travel trailer and mobile home components
  • Signage
  • Automotive interior panels and trim
  • Marine dashboard, consoles, tables and enclosures

Construction

  • Window profiles and shutters
  • Sanitary products—shower and tub surrounds
  • Lighting diffusers

Industrial

  • Equipment rooftops, dashboard and consoles
  • Displays
  • Sporting goods

 

This is by no means a comprehensive list, but these are some of the most common solutions available and in use today. XAMAX is a solutionist specializing in customization. If your application requires something special, our experts will work with you to develop unique formulations to help you create products that will dazzle your customers.  For more information, or to request a sample, please contact our customer service at 888-926-2988.

 

 

Ultimate Veil Nonwoven fabric Sheet

Ultimate Veil®

Our Ultimate Veil® product is made from 100% chemical free, polyester fibers. The chemical free fibers allow for more vibrant/truer colors, improved UV stability/color fade and enhanced surface cosmetics in comparison with other polyester surface veils. The extreme uniformity ensures excellent coverage and handling characteristics. The Ultimate Veil is the new veil of choice for all varieties of composite processes including pultrusion, mandrel winding, centrifugal casting, RTM and panel lamination.

Features, Benefits, & Applications

Unique Features of XAMAX Product

  • Uniform fiber distribution
    • uniform resin coverage
  • Continuous fibers
    • no fiber ends to have to coat multiple times
  • Non-apertured Structure
    • no resin pooling, reduced porosity

Benefits

  • Provide high and consistent performance
  • Superior tensile and tear strength per unit weight
  • Dimensional stability
  • Reduced die-wear compared to glass veils
  • Provides bilateral and uniform stiffness
  • Enhance aesthetic appeal with outstanding uniformity and flatness
  • Improve extrusion surface uniformity
  • Extend product lifespan

Process Applications

  • Compression molding
  • Filament Winding
  • Hand Lay-UP
  • Panels & Laminates
  • Pultrusion
  • RTM Vacuum Molding

Typical End-Use Applications

Transportation

  • RV, travel trailer, mobile home components
  • Signage
  • Automotive interior panels and trim
  • Marine dashboard, consoles, tables and enclosures

Construction

  • Window profiles, shutters
  • Sanitary products—shower, tub surrounds
  • Lighting diffusers

Industrial

  • Equipment rooftops, dashboard, consoles
  • Displays
  • Sporting goods

 

This is by no means a comprehensive list, but these are some of the most common solutions available and in use today. XAMAX is a solutionist specializing in customization. If your application requires something special, our experts will work with you to develop unique formulations to help you create products that will dazzle your customers.  For more information, or to request a sample, please contact our customer service at 888-926-2988.

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