Nylextra Hybrid Rail Tape
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Nylextra Hybrid is an Australian made surfboard skin with Nylextra fibre running vertically (length ways) through E glass fibreglass. This helps minimise shattering and strengthens against impacts on the board.
Hybrid Fabrics are reinforcements that combine two or more different fibres in a common matrix, expanding the range of properties that can be achieved.
Nylextra Hybrid Rail Tape enhances the effective properties of surfboards giving strengthen without reducing the natural flex performance of a board.
The Nylextra hybrid Rail Tape can be used with both Epoxy and Polyester resins.
What is Nylextra Hybrid?
Nylextra fibre consists of a special blend of yarns, which is made from some of the toughest and most durable manmade polymers. It has very high tensile and tear strength even at low fabric weights.
- Little weight gain in a strength to weight ratio
- Toughness/hardness/impact strength is increased of the outer skin
- Easy to wet out with resin
Fibreglass fibre we use is high tensile clear yarn which is the correct size, meaning the fabrics need no further heat cleaning or treatment with a coupling agent. These additional treatments usually result in a 50% reduction in tensile strength which, in turn, transfers to a reduction in composite mechanical properties.
- Reduction of deposits and fuzz
- Improved process-ability
- Low friction coefficient
- Easier impregnation with resins
Put some on your next board to give it some colour and let us know what you think.