Ferrari front air splitter made from Tegris
Custom race Aero Splitter before the second layer of Tegris is added (machined recesses for hi-density foam clearly visible)
Tumi has exclusive rights to use Tegris in its new premium luggage range, Tegris-Lite
Whilst having similar properties to carbon fiber, Tegris won't shatter on impact, is approximately a tenth the cost, and is fully recyclable
Comparison of Tegris v Tegris/carbon fiber composite (Source: Millken)
Spartanburg, South Carolina, is home to one of the largest privately owned chemical and textile research establishments in the world, Milliken & Company. The firm's innovative research that combines textiles and chemistry has now produced a thermoplastic composite called Tegris that is cheap, recyclable and tough. These properties make Tegris an attractive alternative to (or composite partner for) carbon fiber, and it's already proving to have wide ranging applications in the automotive, military and sporting industries.
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