Contender Sailcloth ZZ-C
Zig Zag Carbon is from Contender Sailcloth’s new range of reinforced Carbon-Aramid laminates. They use Carbon and Black Twaron fibers with a Technora cross-ply for a highly durable performance oriented laminate sail.
The cloth is a careful balance of the Carbon/Twaron fibers in the warp with Technora dpi in the cross-ply which provides a steady increase of strength for each direction.
When laminating, Contender has the ability to apply adhesive at every layer accurately. This controls cloth weight, eliminates any “dry” spots where yarns intersect, and prevents carbon filaments from moving to reduce fraying along edges. This results in a laminate sail with excellent strength-to-weight ratio, UV resistance with high content of Carbon and Technora fiber.
High Performance High Durability
Contender Sailcloth has carefully balanced the Carbon/Twaron content in the warp and the Technora dpi in the cross-ply to provide a consistent step-up in strength in both directions. For added durability, they have increase the Twaron-to-Carbon ratio as the weights go up from 22% Twaron in the ZZ-C 10 up to 43% Twaron in the ZZ-C 21. The step-up in Technora denier in the cross-ply not only contributes to lower stretch as the cloth weight increases but also very high tear resistance.
In lamination, Contender’s ability to apply adhesive at every layer more accurately controls weight, eliminates any “dry” spots where yarns intersect, and locks up the carbon fillaments to reduce fraying along cut edges. The result is a laminate with excellent strength-to-weight properties and resistance to UV with high content of Carbon and Technora fiber.
Applications ZZ Carbon
|Boat length ft.||Mainsail||No. 3||No. 2||No. 1|
|30 – 35||ZZ-C 10||ZZ-C 10||ZZ-C 10||ZZ-C 10|
|36 – 40||ZZ-C 14||ZZ-C 14||ZZ-C 14||ZZ-C 10|
|41 – 45||ZZ-C 18||ZZ-C 18||ZZ-C 18 / ZZ-C 14||ZZ-C 14 / ZZ-C 10|
|46 – 50||ZZ-C 21||ZZ-C 21||ZZ-C 21 / ZZ-C 14||ZZ-C 18 / ZZ-C 14|
|51 >||ZZ-C 21||ZZ-C 21||ZZ-C 21||ZZ-C 21 / ZZ-C 18|
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