Determining Laminate Thickness

To determine the number of fabric layers required to achieve a specific laminate thickness, divided the thickness desired by the single layer thickness of the tape or fabric you intend to use.

Product Fabric Weight Single Layer Thickness*
740 Glass Fabric 4 oz .008″
742 Glass Fabric 6 oz .010″
713 Unidirectional Glass Tape 11 oz .012″
702, 703 Unidirectional Carbon Tape 11 oz .015″
729, 731, 732, 733 Glass Tape 9 oz .017″
745 Glass Fabric 10 oz .016″
727, 737 Biaxial Fabric 17 oz .035″
738 Biaxial Fabric with Mat 23.9 oz .042″

 

*Average of multiple layers applied by hand lay-up

 

Estimating Coverage for Fabric Application