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When folding the laminate into a carton it will get permanent folding marks that don't affect the technical properties. If you wish to receive the material without folding marks, please choose "shipping on the roll" during checkout. DCF is still folded all 9m during production so those marks can't be avoided.
Cuben fiber has a new name: "Dyneema® Composite Fabric"! The material is the same as before, but besides the new name we can now offer it as a distributor for DSM in far more styles and colours and at much better conditions!
Dyneema® Composite Fabrics is a performance laminate, that was originally invented for high-end cruising sails. The concept is well known in the sailing-industry: Strong fibers are being laminated between two carriers. What makes DCF special are the ultra-strong Dyneema®-fibres that are used. Dyneema® combines extremely high tear-strength with ultralight weight. Not without reason it is called "The world's strongest fiber"! Due to the unique properties of the fibers, DCF is far more tear-resistant than other fabrics of the same weight, it is highly waterproof, doesn't stretch, is resistant to folding, doesn't soak water, is UV- and chemical-resistant. The application range is determined by the amount of Dyneema®-fibers and various carrier materials that are used. The standard Dyneema® Composite Fabrics have a smooth Polyester-film on each side that makes it highly waterproof and can be easily glued. So-called HYBRIDs widen the application range by using different additional layers like woven fabrics, membranes or glues to optimize it for special applications like backpacks or breathable garments.
This style CT0.3K.08 is the thinnest version of the Dyneema® Composite Fabrics. By using a reduced amount of Dyneema® threads between the two thin films the weight is reduced to a mere 12g/sqm. This makes it ideal for light kites or "next to nothing" tarps. But the lower percentage of the Dyneema®-threads goes to the expense of the tear-resistance and abrasion resistance so this style should be handled with care during processing and the final use. For tarps and tents we recommend the slightly heavier Dyneema® Composite Fabric CT1E.08 with 18g/sqm.
Processing: Dyneema® Composite Fabric is very lightweight and tear-resistant but also very thin. Hence it is prone to abrasion and should be handled with care. Due to the compact construction, it is very easy to work with DCF. It can be easily folded, doesn't stretch or fray and can be easily glued. For the versions with two film-layers like CT0.3E.08 we recommend gluing for the seams. The seam can also be sewn additionally. But to prevent the laminate to be perforated, the stitching distance should not be less than 3mm. We recommend applying an extra tape for reinforcements on sewn seams. We offer several adhesive tapes for gluing Dyneema® Composite Fabric.
Cutting: The super-strong Dyneema®-threads are hard to cut. We recommend micro-serrated scissors to prevent slipping of the fabric during cutting. Heat-cutting with a heat-cutter is also possible.
Construction: Dyneema® Composite Fabric CT0.3E.08 consists of cross- and lengthwise Dyneema®-treads that are pressed and glued between two layers of a transparent polyester-film. The result is a permanently bonded, half-transparent, waterproof laminate with a slightly structured, but smooth surface. Regular folding whitens and softens the fabric which does not affect the technical properties.
Repairing: The strong Dyneema®-fibers prevent small damages to spread and they can easily be repaired with a self-adhesive patch of DFC-repairtape.
Colours: Only the coloured Dyneema®-threads give the fabric the colour. Since the threads do not cover the whole surface, all colours remain in a light tone and the fabric stays semi-transparent.
Please note: Due to it's unique production process, DCF can contain stains, stripes, dots, variations in weaving or slight folding marks. This is more visible in the coloured versions. Since this doesn't affect the technical properties, this is not an error.
Tensile strength warp/weft: 254N/5cm
Tear strength warp/weft: 40N
Weight: 12g/sqm / 0.4oz/yd²
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