Sailcloth of flexible composite laminate and method of making a sail thereof
The invention relates to sailcloth (20) comprising a flexible composite laminate (10) of at least two stacked unidirectional sheets (1,2) of parallelly arranged drawn polymeric tapes (11,12,21,22,23,24). The sheets are at least partly adhered to each other such that the sailcloth has a stable three- dimensional shape. The sailcloth may be locally reinforced by additional unidirectional and/or woven sheets and/or tapes (611,612,...). The invention also relates to a method for producing the sailcloth, and to a sail comprising the sailcloth according to the invention. The sailcloth is extremely light weight, durable and shows excellent form consistency.
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Published patent application
Disclosure date: 10-02-2007
Publication date: 10-21-2009
Applicant: TOBEONE CONSULTING AND COMMERC, NL
Inventor: CLAUSHUIS THEODORUS JOHANNES MARIA, BE ; BACKER JAN ADOLPH DAM, NL
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