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Definition – Surface Veils

Surface Veils are considered to be Nonwovens, some may call them matts, as well. They are typically very fine or thin.

A veil consists of chopped fibers which are randomly, chemically bonded.

The advantages of using a veil are

  • to "even-out" surfaces, e.g. when using heavier materials which would leave an unwanted print or pattern behind when making molds or parts,
  • control the resin penetration in multi-layer constructions,
  • aid in surface sanding,
  • aid in bonding multiple layers when placed in between

Always make sure to test the resin compatibilities before use, because your lamination may come apart quickly.