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Light, Durable and Efficient
In the early 1990's Bainbridge International's application of scrim technology, revolutionised the laminated sailcloth market.  Since then Bainbridge has remained at the leading edge through evolution and perfection of the original concept.  The most recent upgrades to the DIAX range has once again put Bainbridge at the leading edge.

The DIAX range of high performance laminates from Bainbridge International is designed to deliver the ultimate combination of light weight and durability sought by all racing sailors.


All DIAX products are based on our scrim component technology.  Flat, untwisted ribbons of fibre are formed into a number of scrims that maximise the performance of the yarn.  In every DIAX fabric a zero crimp warp/fill scrim resists primary and secondary loading.   This is combined with a unique 45' diagonal axis scrim to reduce bias stretch.

DIAX improves sail shape retention with diagonal axis fibres forming a buttress, locking together the warp and fill yarns to keep your sail's design shape.
DIAX sails are light because bias loading is resisted by low stretch fibres instead of a heavier thickness of film.
DIAX sails last because durable multi-axis yams are used to resist off-threadline loads, instead of less durable film. The diagonal axis ribbons also support a traditionally weak area in laminates, reducing degradation from an effect known as 'hinging'.
To further increase durability PP and PW styles incorporate a taffeta backing.


DIAX-P provides superb performance and durability at an economical price.   All styles feature zero crimp scrims, made from the latest Dupont Dacron and a black polyester diagonal axis scrim to support the bias and lock in sail shape.  Ideal for dinghy, sportsboat and club race applications on yachts up to 40ft (1 3m), DIAX-P is available in both film/film and to give extra durability, film/taffeta (PP) constructions.


DIAX - LSP is a mid range laminate with a higher performance spec compared with DIAX - P, but without the expense of our higher tech constructions.

DIAX-LSP's provide a reduction in warp stretch by utilising Pentex, a highbred polyester fibre with 250% higher modulus (less stretch) than 0 standard polyesters.  These 14 products also last longer thanks to improved UV resistance.
DIAX-LSP is suitable for a variety of applications including dinghies, sportsboats and club race yachts up to 45ft (1 4m).


Born out of the quest for ultimate efficiency these complex HMT constructions have been developed using several component fibres.   We have specifically selected High Modulus Twaron because it is the leading edge yarn for high performance laminate construction.   This is backed by independent tests which have shown that HMT has the edge in terms of higher modulus, improved flex strength and increased durability, over other yarns specifically developed for sailcloth manufacture.


Component fibres are combined in scrims that benefit from the strengths of all the fibres used.  High Modulus Twaron warps provide incredible strength in the primary load bearing axis.   Kevlar fibres are used to resist load fills, while Spectra ripstop adds tear strength to the finished laminate.  Finally a Spectra DIAX scrim adds bias stability to lock sail shape.

DIAX-HMT laminates are suitable for no compromise applications from dinghies up to America's Cup class yacht and are available in film/film, film/taffeta (PP) and film/kevlar taffeta (PW) style.


DIAX-OS-HMT is found on leading yachts in some of the world's toughest races.  In applications where ultimate efficiency is essential, but durability can simply not be sacrificed, these fabrics excel.   As offshore racing yachts become more extreme so the sailcloth technology needed has advanced.  Based on our DIAX-HMT styles, OS products include a double Spectra Diax scrim to provide an unrivalled level of performance and durability.

 
     
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