Xantu.Layr used to create incredibly durable backcountry composite frame bicycle

November 22, 2018

Composite bicycles hold many advantages over steel frame bicycles – lightweight, rigidity, performance, comfort. With this in mind, Panorama combined an ultra-strong composite material called Zylon, with interleaving Xantu.Layr nanofibre veils, to create a composite frame that can stand up to far greater impact stresses.

Xantu.Layr finalist in 2018 ACE Awards

September 24, 2018

The Awards for Composites Excellence (ACE Awards), to be presented on the 15th of October at CAMX in Dallas, recognise outstanding achievement and innovation in technology, manufacturing and product development.

Revolution Fibres are stoked to have Xantu.Layr nominated for this award, and will be attending CAMX 2018 in Dallas, Texas this year. CAMX is the largest, most comprehensive composites and advanced materials event for products, solutions, networking and advanced industry thinking.


Dr. Gareth Beckermann will be giving a technical presentation on Xantu.Layr at the conference (Wednesday the 17th October at 8:30am) and Revolution Fibres will have a booth in the exhibitor hall in the New Exhibitor Zone (booth T61).

Come and see us!

New rod by artico in Italy using Xantu.Layr

April 25, 2018

Image courtesy of Artico.


Xantu.Layr has been once again utilised in a composite product brought to market, this time by Artico. The new fishing rod feature a telescopic composite construction. The Xantu.Layr adds to the strength, delamination resistance and impact resistance of the rod.

Xantu.Layr named Finalist in RISE Innovation Awards

August 07, 2017

Xantu.Layr has recently been named as one of three finalists of the RISE Innovation Awards 2017. The award recognises innovation within and on the periphery of the nonwovens industry that uses advanced science and engineering principles to creatively solve challenges within the nonwovens and engineered fabrics industry.

Xantu.Layr is up against some clever competition, with Mogul's Madaline and Club Coffee’s PurPod100 Compostable Pods also as finalists. We're very much looking forward to the Awards which run on 12-14 September at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, in Raleigh, NC.

We'll keep you all updated with the results!

Xantu.Layr 2nd at Future Textiles Awards 2017

May 09, 2017

We’re really proud of our people and our product for the achievement. Iain, Brent and Pablo had a great time meeting new people and seeing the scale of textiles manufacturing at TechTextile 2017. Big thanks to Luca Gratis from GPMC for joining us.

Xantu.Layr featured in NetComposites

February 21, 2017

“We are also increasingly seeing evidence that nanofibre veils outperform thermoplastic toughening particles and microfibre veils, and nanofibre veils can also improve the mechanical properties of composites containing already toughened resin systems.”

“In some situations, the addition of lightweight nanofibre interleaving veils can improve delamination resistance by up to 170%, impact strength can be improved by up to 20%, and fatigue life can be improved by nearly 400%, all with negligible laminate weight and thickness gains."

Xantu.Layr wins Revolution Fibres finalist spot in Future Textiles Awards 2017 - Industrial textiles Category

February 20, 2017

Great news this morning with confirmation being sent through that Revolution Fibres have been shortlisted as one of three finalists in the Industrial textiles category at the Future Textiles Awards 2017.

The winners of each category will be announced at the Future Textiles Awards ceremony taking place on Wednesday, 10th May 2017 at The Westin Grand Frankfurt, Germany. The ceremony will be a great opportunity for us to celebrate and network with like-minded industry folk.

Xantu.Layr features in Innovation in Textiles

February 19, 2017

"Revolution Fibres is increasing its production capacity to meet growing worldwide demand for its Xantu.Layr nanofibre veil in composites.

Dr Gareth Beckermann, the New Zealand-based company’s nanofibre applications engineer, reports that significant advancements have been made by using nanofibre interleaving veils to increase the impact strength, delamination resistance and fatigue life of composites."

Revolution Fibres featured in JEC Composites

November 11, 2015

Dr. Beckermann says unlike many toughening methods, the physical and mechanical properties of a composite such as glass transition temperature, flexural strength and modulus, and tensile strength and modulus are not negatively impacted by the inclusion of Xantu.Layr™.
Hosie says the world is constantly searching for textiles that are not only better and stronger, but lighter and more functional, and nanofibre fits the bill.

“With the AS9100c certification, it allows us take nanofibre technology and the products we produce to the next level.”
Revolution Fibres’ ground breaking electro-spinning technology creates nanofibre out of a range of materials including high melt temperature polymers such as PES and PAI, as well as polymers derived from natural sources such as lignin.

Xantu.Layr Article on NetComposites.com

November 16, 2015

Managing Director, Iain Hosie, says the certification, a quality assurance requirement for all aerospace manufacturers and suppliers, is a significant step in the transition of Revolution Fibres from a world class R&D entity to offering large-scale manufacturing services in a diverse range of industries.  

For example, he says being AS9100c certified enhances Revolution Fibres’ Xantu.Layr product, which is the world’s only commercially available nanofibre composite reinforcement veil.

Nanofibre Applications Engineer, Dr Gareth Beckermann, explains that when Xantu.Layr is placed in between layers of carbon fibre in composite laminates it provides nano-scale reinforcement.

“Using Xantu.Layr results in a tougher resin which is less prone to failure or cracking when stressed or impacted. The product has been shown to significantly improve interlaminar fracture toughness, compression after impact strength, interlaminar shear strength and fatigue resistance of composite laminates.”  

Revolution Fibres' Xantu.Layr featured in Composites World

November 29, 2015

"Revolution Fibres (Auckland, New Zealand) reports that it has earned AS9100C certification that will allow the company to further develop nanofiber products for its aerospace clients and enable it to make advancements in its work with composite materials.

Managing director Iain Hosie says the certification is a significant step in the transition of Revolution Fibres from a research and development (R&D) entity to offering large-scale manufacturing services in a diverse range of industries.

For example, he says being AS9100c certified enhances Revolution Fibres’ Xantu.Layr nanofibre composite reinforcement veil. Nanofibre applications engineer Dr. Gareth Beckermann explains that when Xantu.Layr is placed in between layers of carbon fibre in composite laminates it provides nano-scale reinforcement."

Xantu.Layr Kilwell Fishing Rods feature in ActiveAngling

March 26, 2015

"The Xantu fly rods are undoubtedly the most technologically advanced rods that Kilwell has yet made and rely heavily on nanotechnology. They have worked collaboratively with another NZ company, Revolution Fibres, to produce the Xantu rods and Revolution Fibres created the Xantu.Layer that is an integral part of the blank construction."

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