17-08-2010 - Windsurfen, Nieuws

NeillPryde presenteert de 2011 serie: Day Tripping

Roller Printing

For 2011 NeilPryde are proud to introduce a new printing technology, which brings enhanced colour and durability to our sails.

In the past a dye was added to a glue to create colour in the film. With this process, however, you are limited to using only one colour.

We have explored a new technology that makes use of a roller printer, and allows us to print the films prior to lamination.
This now gives us the flexibility to use multi coloured designs and as the printing is on the inside of the film so there is no need to worry about wear. The print can be of minimal thickness, reducing weight and producing a higher definition of colour.

Dyneema materials

In order to be able to reduce the weight of the sails we have developed a completely new range of laminate materials, which are all using DYNEEMA yarns as a rip-stop. DYNEEMA has a similar breaking strength to Kevlar but has much better UV resistance.

The application of this new high strength grid allowed us to use thinner films in new laminates to significantly reduce weight while improving durability.

To ensure strong multi layer lamination, the DYNEEMA yarns used in NeilPryde sails are twisted with polyester which ensures the yarns are well anchored within the film layers.


Source: NeillPryde.com





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