ESF Product Line Testing

15 May 2017
Saint-Gobain ADFORS Releases Testing Information on ESF Product Line

(Grand Island, NY) – Saint-Gobain ADFORS announced testing results on their ESF (Engineered Specialty Fabrics) product line.  ESF or Engineered Specialty Fabrics provide the ability to go off the 0-90 degree axis providing fabrics with increased durability and off-load line strength. Utilizing high-tenacity yarns allows Saint-Gobain ADFORS to create innovative, cost-effective materials that offer structural reinforcement with less bulk and weight.  This results in a wide variety of options to make products stronger and lighter.  

Testing to back up these claims on the ESF fabrics were completed to the highest standards and included 3-point bend testing, impact testing, and weight savings.  Testing results were published in a new brochure by ADFORS for their ESF products.

Testing results concluded the following:

  • 3-point bend test – In 3-point bend testing, ESF reinforcements deliver a significant increase in specific bending stiffness, enabling increased performance in finished parts
  • Impact testing – Results show that many ESF fabrics increase impact resistance
  • Weight savings – Adding an ESF reinforcement layer provides a dramatic increase in bending stiffness, offering substantial weight savings by reducing the need for standard reinforcements

Years of expertise and innovation have led Saint-Gobain ADFORS to the development of scrims that result in new product designs with unsurpassed structural support.

To learn more about ESF Technology and the rest of the ADFORS product line, visit

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