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.