BGF Introduces Latest Composites Fabric Innovation – Aerialite® X

A strategic partnership between BGF Industries and Innegra Technologies produces the next generation of lightweight, high-performance fabrics for composites

Greensboro, NC (September 13, 2013) Since its inception, BGF’s Aerialite® fabrics have been the preferred brand for professional surfers and water sports enthusiasts worldwide. Now, BGF Industries®, manufacturer of Aerialite and other high performance materials, unveils Aerialite X, created in collaboration with specialty fiber manufacturer, Innegra Technologies.

Aerialite X is designed using a wide range of fiber combinations from 100% Innegra to Innegra hybrid designs. This latest advancement comprises Innegra fiber co-mingled as part of the fiber matrix in both glass and carbon with other fibers coming soon. The result is an exceptionally durable fabric, a combination of JEC Innovation Award-winning Innegra H hybrid fibers and BGF’s own custom designs that deliver the ultimate edge in any product.

BGF’s President, Robby Dunnagan, comments, Aerialite X takes water and extreme sports to the next level. We’ve combined Aerialite surf glass designs with tough, durable Innegra fiber to create a composite fabric worthy of the Aerialite name.

The world-wide demand for more durable, lighter weight materials has created explosive growth in the composites industry. BGF has accepted the challenge and the solution is Aerialite X. For high-impact applications in surfboards, SUP boards, auto racing and protective sports equipment, Aerialite X delivers the impact resistance, damage tolerance and vibration reduction critical for today’s extreme sports. Incorporating Innegra, the lightest structural fiber available on the market today, Aerialite X provides unmatched toughness while also reducing weight. Additionally, Innegra fibers are hydrophobic (do not absorb moisture) and are hydrolytically stable for resistance to chemical breakdown below the waterline.

Aerialite X is leading the evolution of high performance material innovations. To learn more about Aerialite X, visit www.bgf.com or send email to info@bgf.com.

About BGF Industries
BGF is a manufacturer of woven and nonwoven materials from high performance fibers such as fiberglass, aramids, and carbon to make a variety of products including its line of Aerialite® products. BGF products are utilized in aerospace composites, marine & recreational composites, high temperature filtration, automotive and industrial insulation, ballistic protection, electrical insulation and PTFE coating materials. Their products deliver high strength, high temperature, lightweight solutions that provide structural integrity, thermal, environmental and ballistic protection, or decorative appeal in countless everyday products from circuit boards to surfboards, from mufflers to snowmobiles, airplanes to armor and everything in between.

BGF Contact:
Wayne Jenkins
wjenkins@bgf.com

About Innegra Technologies
Innegra Technologies, LLC, is an advanced materials company that develops high performance fibers for use in composites, protection, and rope applications. Innegra Technologies’ primary product is Innegra S, an olefin based fiber. The fiber is lightweight, tough and recyclable at a cost that is reasonable compared to other high performance fibers, and has been used in combination with carbon, aramid, glass and basalt fibers. Current applications are in a range of markets including automotive, recreation, sporting goods, marine, and various industrial applications.

Innegra Contact:
Jennifer Medlock
jmedlock@innegratech.com