A&P Technology is the exclusive manufacturer of Sharx™ brand braided reinforcement. 

Sharx™ braided sleevings easily and repeatedly conform to the shape of products with changing geometries like prosthetics and hockey sticks, improving overall performance, minimizing weight, and maximizing strength. A sleeving takes on the exact shape and dimensions of the part over which it is pulled. When the sleeving is pulled over a part with changing cross-sections the fiber orientation, the thickness, and the yield of the braid vary at each point along the length of the part. These variations are predictable and repeatable and lend themselves to easy and precise manufacture of composite parts.

Sharx™ braid is seamless, so all fibers within the reinforcement work together to carry the load. The fibers in Sharx™ sleevings orient themselves to follow the load path. For instance, a 2" diameter sleeving used to manufacture a goalie stick pulls down to 1.1" over the handle resulting in a low angle which increases the stiffness. As this same sleeving is pulled over the blade of the goalie stick, the braid diameter increases to 2.3" resulting in a 54.4-degree angle and increased impact resistance.

Safety Datasheet

Highlights:

·         Conditions of Flammability: not flammable or combustible

·         Physical State / Appearance / Odor: odorless yellow filament yarn, spinning fiber, staple fiber, cut fiber

·         Boiling Point: not applicable

·         Bulk Density: not applicable

·         Cloud Point: not determined

·         Evaporation Rate (Butyl Acetate=1): not applicable

·         Melting Point: does not melt

·         Solubility in water: negligible

·         Solubility in other solvents: not determined

·         Specific Gravity / Density: 1440 kg/m3

·         Stability: This product is stable at ambient temperatures and atmospheric pressures under recommended storage and handling conditions (see section 7). It is not self-reactive and is not sensitive to physical impact.

·         Conditions to avoid: Temperatures over 932°F (500°C) will cause decomposition of the products and molecular disintegration. Strong bases and acids will cause chemical decomposition (hydrolysis) of the molecules if allowed to react for a relatively long duration.

·         Incompatibilities: Aromatic polyamides react with strong oxidizing agents. If allowed to act on the fibers for a relatively long time, UV light will cause a darkening of their inherent yellow color and will also adversely affect their strength.

·         Polymerization: Hazardous polymerization is not expected to occur under normal temperatures and pressures.

·         Hazardous Decomposition Products: Thermal decomposition may release toxic and/or hazardous products such as carbon oxides, organic compounds of low molecular weight and hydrogen cyanide in low concentration.

PRODUCT CODE
DIAMETER

ANGLE

YIELD
FABRIC
WEIGHT
THICKNESS AT 50% FV

Light Fabrics

in

mm

±

ft/lb

m/kg

oz/yd2

g/m2

in

mm

J81L58L50X

0.5

12.7

45°

147.1

98.8

7.5

254

0.012

0.30

S81L58L100X

1.0

25.4

45°

73.5

49.4

7.5

254

0.012

0.30

U81L58L150X

1.5

38.1

45°

49.0

32.9

7.5

254

0.012

0.30

V81L58L200X

2.00

50.8

45°

40.8

27.4

6.7

227

0.011

0.28

Medium Fabrics

in

mm

±

ft/lb

m/kg

oz/yd2

g/m2

in

mm

P81M57L100X

1.0

25.4

45°

46.0

30.9

12.0

407

0.020

0.51

T81M57L150X

1.5

38.1

45°

30.6

20.6

12.0

407

0.020

0.51

U81M57L200X

2.00

50.8

45°

24.5

16.5

11.2

380

0.019

0.48

V81M57L250X

2.50

63.5

45°

20.4

13.7

10.8

366

0.018

0.46

Z81M57L300X

3.00

76.2

45°

17.1

11.5

10.7

363

0.018

0.46

Heavy Fabrics

in

mm

±

ft/lb

m/kg

oz/yd2

g/m2

in

mm

G81H56L50X

0.50

12.7

45°

52.5

35.3

21.0

712

0.034

0.86

L81H56L100X

1.0

25.4

45°

30.6

20.6

18.0

610

0.030

0.76

Q81H56L150X

1.5

38.1

45°

20.4

13.7

18.0

610

0.030

0.76

T81H56L200X

2.00

50.8

45°

15.3

10.3

18.0

610

0.030

0.76

U81H56L250X

2.50

63.5

45°

12.3

8.3

18.0

610

0.030

0.76

V81H56L300X

3.00

76.2

45°

10.2

6.9

18.0

610

0.030

0.76