In cooperation with a manufacturer of X-ray equipment and tfc, a manufacturer of fiber-reinforced composite components, TENOWO was able to realise the first medical device project. The project gained momentum after the Composites Europe 2019 trade fair in Stuttgart, where the companies exchanged ideas on the topic, and was series-ready within a year.


Carbon nonwovens from TENOWO are used as a reinforcement textile in a wall of a X-ray system. The wall is used for patient fixation and therefore sets high demands on the materials used. At tfc, the carbon nonwoven material is infiltrated with resin in a pressure-based manufacturing process and turned into a component. The component is then painted and can be delivered to the X-ray equipment manufacturer for assembly.

Carbon nonwovens were qualified as a highly suitable material due to its excellent mechanical properties and its ability to achieve excellent X-ray transmission. The components have a sandwich structure with foam core and carbon fiber cover layers.

Apart from the economic aspect, the patient's exposure to X-rays was reduced compared to conventional X-ray equipment, while image quality was increased.


Other advantages and applications

Previous tests also showed that other TENOWO materials offer advantages in addition to carbon nonwovens. The topic of "nonwovens" is now part of further developments by the manufacturer and offers interesting approaches for applications in the field of electrical machines (motor, generator) and machine tools.

Global Footprint

Tenowo GmbH
Fabrikzeile 21
95028 Hof

Tenowo Hof GmbH (Germany)
Werk Moschendorf
Oberkotzauer Str. 4
95032 Hof

Tenowo Reichenbach GmbH
Am Windrad 5
08468 Heinsdorfergrund / Reichenbach

Tenowo Mittweida GmbH
Viersener Straße 18
09648 Mittweida
MILAN (Italy)
Tenowo Italia S.r.l.
Via Sardegna, 18/20
20072 Fizzonasco di Pieve Emanuele (MI)
Huzhou (China)
Tenowo Huzhou New Materials Co., Ltd.
555 Huangzhishan Road
Huzhou City 313005
Zhejiang Province, China
Lincolnton (USA)
1968 Kawai Road
Lincolnton, N.C. 28092
Tenowo de Mexico S de RL de CV
Real de Lomas 350
Lomas 4a Sección
San Luis Potosí, SLP C.P 78216