The cable uses a custom carbon fibre which is impregnated with a specially designed matrix, allowing complete control of the quality and finish. The impregnated fibre tow is then wound, consolidated and covered with a braid layer for chafe protection. For the same stiffness, the resulting FlexC™ cable is lighter and smaller in diameter than competitors´ solid carbon rod!
Future Fibres´ FlexC™ cables are unique and combine all the benefits of carbon fibre (stiffness, strength and excellent fatigue resistance) with the flexibility, impact resistance and general handling benefits of a dry fibre cable. FlexC™ has undergone an extensive test programme with a number of development partners (Open 60/Volvo 70) clocking up over 400,000 sea miles to put the product through its paces before bringing it to the broader market.