How the membrane system works

Semi-permeable VAP® membrane systems are full of tiny pores. Under vacuum conditions, small molecules of trapped air and gas can be reliably removed, while the large-molecule resin stays stable in the mould.

In the VAP® membrane system, barrier layers are connected (laminated) to a textile substrate. By the optimal combination of components and processing technologies during manufacture, it is possible to accurately control the essential process parameters: air permeability and the resin barrier.

Trans-Textil´s quality-assured VAP® membrane systems have been tested for various different resin types and process variants, and the company is continuously developing the technology in close cooperation with EADS.



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The results for lightweight components are:

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  • No trapped air or reaction gases
  • High quality standards
  • Homogeneous fibre volume content
  • No resin loss caused by extensive flushing
  • Compatibility with all components

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