Braided Sleeves & Tapes

Braided Sleeves & Tapes

Sharx™ Biaxial Sleeves & Tapes ◾ Great for Applications with Changing Geometries ◾ Wide Range of Sleeve Sizes

This typical braid construction is most often a basket weave with two yarns crossing over and under each other. Braids are commonly defined at a +/-45° orientation, but are often used at lower angles. When this sleeving is pulled over a mandrel with changing cross-sections the fiber orientation, the thickness, and the yield of the braid vary at each point along the mandrel. These variations are predictable and repeatable and, therefore lend themselves to easy and precise manufacture of composite parts. It also allows for all fibers within the braid to work together and carry the load evenly. Braided biaxial sleeves are a great option for products like prosthetic's because the sleeving takes on the exact shape and dimensions of the part its "pulled over".  The seamless design improves overall performance, minimizes weight and maximizes strength.

Applicable Applications include:
  • Prosthetic's
  • Hockey sticks
  • Vessels
  • Frames/Arches
Material Data:
  • Standard sleevings/tapes expand by about 20-25% of their original/nominal diameter and they pull down by about 60% of the nominal.
  • Varying GSM Options (281 to 633 GSM)
  • Light-weight and Medium-weight options available.

Special Return Policy - Rock West Composites will NOT return or refund braided sleeves or braided tapes.

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    • Dry Braided Aramid Sleeve - Biaxial +/-45° - Light & Medium-Weight -  (+options)

      Dry Braided Aramid Sleeve - Biaxial +/-45° - Light & Medium-Weight - (+options)

      Sku: BR-A-GROUP

      Sold by the linear yard, provided in continuous length format, I.e. quantity 10 in cart yields 10 LYD or 360"

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      • Dry Braided Carbon Fiber Sleeve - Biaxial +/-45° - Light-Weight -  (+options)

        Dry Braided Carbon Fiber Sleeve - Biaxial +/-45° - Light-Weight - (+options)

        Sku: BR-C-GROUP

        Sold by the linear yard, provided in continuous length format, I.e. quantity 10 in cart yields 10 LYD or 360"

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        • Dry Braided Yellow Aramid/Carbon Hybrid Sleeve - Biaxial +/-45° - Medium Weight - (+options)

          Dry Braided Yellow Aramid/Carbon Hybrid Sleeve - Biaxial +/-45° - Medium Weight - (+options)

          Sku: BR-CA-GROUP

          Sold by the linear yard, provided in continuous length format, I.e. quantity 10 in cart yields 10 LYD or 360"

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          • Dry Braided Red Aramid/Carbon Hybrid Sleeve - Biaxial +/-45° - Medium Weight - (+options)

            Dry Braided Red Aramid/Carbon Hybrid Sleeve - Biaxial +/-45° - Medium Weight - (+options)

            Sku: BR-CRA-GROUP

            Sold by the linear yard, provided in continuous length format, I.e. quantity 10 in cart yields 10 LYD or 360"

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            • Dry Braided Carbon Fiber Tape - Biaxial +/-15° & +/-25° - 457gsm - (+options)

              Dry Braided Carbon Fiber Tape - Biaxial +/-15° & +/-25° - 457gsm - (+options)

              Sku: BRT-C-GROUP

              Sold by the linear yard, provided in continuous length format, I.e. quantity 10 in cart yields 10 LYD or 360"

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              • Dry Braided Fiberglass Tape - Biaxial +/-25° - (+options)

                Dry Braided Fiberglass Tape - Biaxial +/-25° - (+options)

                Sku: BRT-G-GROUP

                Sold by the linear yard, provided in continuous length format, I.e. quantity 10 in cart yields 10 LYD or 360"

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                • Various Braid Samples

                  Sample Pack - Braided Materials - Select From 6 Different Swatches

                  Sku: SAMPLES-BRAIDS

                  Sample Pack - Braided Materials - Select From 6 Different Swatches

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                  $2.99

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