Braeön is a true composite material. We have combined an ultra-high strength thermoplastic fiber with a low temperature activated thermoplastic polymermatrix. Basically the thermoplastic polymermatrix keeps the thermoplastic fiber in place.
As a fully wetted (complete bonding between the fiber and the matrix material) composite material, the final product is able to take advantage of the characteristics of each of the individual components - the strength of the fiber and the low temperature formability of the matrix polymer.
Braeön’s strength, flexibility, malleability and low temperature formability makes it ideally suited for a number of applications - many of which we have not yet envisioned. However, Braeön makes a great choice to replace a broken chain link, create a harness, replace a broken rivet, or tow equipment, gear and toys. It’s flexibility allows Braeön to adapt to any necessary shape, and its malleable characteristics enable Braeön to create custom grips, handles, and rivets.
Braeön is 100% plastic, bound together to create an extremely strong material. An individual ribbon can hold over 2,000 pounds. Combining strands can carry even more. When heated (by warm water, hot air, etc) Braeön can also be molded and shaped into anything you can imagine and can hold it's shape once cooled. Create things such as a knife grip, a quick repair for a broken chain link, or even a dog bone as we show in a campaign video. Braeön is strong like steel, flexible like rope, and adaptable like putty.
Virtually any heat source can be used to heat Braeön to the necessary 140°F to bend and mold the plastic into desired shape. Warm water a typical blow dryer, oven, heat gun or other tools you might have.
We plan on offering Braeön in different configurations at future time through our website. These configurations may include woven sheet, rod or filament. We will keep all Kickstarter backers updated on all future Braeön products.
We anticipate being able to begin shipping Braeön in volume to backers immediately after the commissioning of our dedicated production line - approximately 3 months after the successful completion of our campaign.
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