COBRATEX is an industrial company that manufactures and commercialises innovative bamboo based reinforcements for composite materials. The company uses its patented technology to extract bamboo fibres and assembles them to obtain a unique continuous ribbon of unidirectional fibres. It is very different to standard yarns found on the market, made of glass, carbon, flax or other fibres. It is a complex structure composed of fibre bundles, parenchyma cells and vascular vessels, which embeds air between two fibre assemblies. Thus acting as a “sandwich” by itself, with many advantages:
• Low density
• Good water-resistance behavious
• Transparent to some electromagnetic waves
• Vibrations, impacts, thermal and acoustic absorptions COBRATEX can provide bobbins, fabrics and soon prepregs.