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  Current Lead Times: Icons 12 - 14 weeks | Canopies 12 - 14 weeks
             
 

A real innovation in canopy construction,
available exclusively from Aerodyne!


  • Lighter
  • Thinner
  • Stronger
  • Easier to pack
  • New weave design
  • Packs 17% smaller than traditional ZP fabrics.

We are very proud to introduce our new and Aerodyne-exclusive zero porosity canopy fabric called zpX. This honeycomb structured fabric is thinner and lighter, yet stronger than the regular ZP fabric we all know. This creates two great features: a 15 to 20% smaller pack volume (in comparison to a same sized ZP canopy) and a much easier pack job on even a brand new canopy.

Why the honeycomb hexagon?

In recent years, engineers and product designers have increasingly realized something that bees apparently have always known: configuring even a very thin material into a six-sided honeycomb pattern makes it much stronger than it would be in some other shape. The honeycomb pattern is nature’s strongest design and is currently used in many areas of the industrial world including communication satellites, military shelters, petroleum tanks, baloons, nuclear reactors, world-wide communications systems, and NASA’s space shuttle.

Performance characteristics of zpX in comparison to standard zp:

 
Mass / m2
Thickness
Warp
tear
Weft
tear
Warp
tensile
Weft
tensile
Canopy
Compression
ZP
45
72
61
62
210
210
62
zpX
39
65
82
76
210
210
53
 
13% lighter
10% thinner
34% stronger
23% stronger
same tensile strength
same tensile strength
17% lower pack volume

Most of our main canopies have now the option of zpX fabric.

 

 

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