Scrims reinforce sailcloth

For many years now laminated sails have substituted traditional sails made from densely woven spinnaker cloth. Laminated sails do look very much like surf sails and are often composed of two layers of a transparent film where in between a layer or several layers of scrims are laminated.

As the winds on the open sea can be very strong, non-reinforced films would soon break under this stress, therefore laminated sails are reinforced with scrims made from high performance fibres. Due to the scrim reinforcement, laminates will last longer than woven sails. Kirson possesses many years of experience in converting aramide, PEN (polyethylene naphthalate), polyester and PE-yarns as well as several other high-tech-fibres for scrims.