Xenia® Materials, global player in high-performance fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composites production, proudly announces the debut of XEGREEN® 23-C20-3DP at JEC World 2024 (HALL 5, BOOTH C79), the premier event for the composite materials industry.

This innovative material marks a significant leap in additive manufacturing, bringing forth unmatched performance, sustainability, and versatility.

XEGREEN® 23-C20-3DP, a PET-G (polyethylene terephthalate glycol-modified) with 20% carbon fibre reinforcement, represents a meticulous engineering effort to meet the demands of applications requiring superior strength, minimal warpage, and environmental responsibility.


Moreover, excelling in low-temperature environments, XEGREEN® 23-C20-3DP finds suitability across various applications, from prototyping to master moulds and finished parts. Beyond immediate advantages, this material guarantees long-term performance, ensuring durability and stability over time.


XEGREEN® 23-C20-3DP offers a distinctive set of features, ensuring optimal performance and sustainability throughout its lifecycle. Its advanced formulation minimizes warpage during the printing process, providing manufacturers with reliable and consistent results. Designed to withstand harsh chemicals, this material is an ideal choice for the carbon fibre lamination process, thanks to its resistance to resins and release agents.

This new grade reflects Xenia® Materials commitment to environmental sustainability. Manufactured from 100% fully recycled materials, it contributes significantly to a circular economy.


Xenia® Materials invites industry professionals to delve deeper into XEGREEN® 23-C20-3DP at JEC World 2024, taking place from 5th to 7th March.


Visit us at Hall 5, Booth C79, where our team will be available to provide detailed insights, answer questions, and explore how this innovation can elevate your additive manufacturing processes.


Xenia® 3DP Materials Official Debut

Xenia® Materials, a global player in speciality thermoplastic compounds, announces the introduction of its new range of 3D printing materials at FORMNEXT – EXPO 2023.

This comprises of unique resins combined with fibre and additives, functionalised for use in any pellet-based type of FDM printer, for LSAM production as well as high-precision production.

These high-performance composites 3DP MATERIALS display impressive stiffness, dimensional stability, low density as well as low thermal expansion and high durability at both high and low temperatures.

Based on the pre-existing wide range of its product families, painstakingly developed throughout the company’s history, Xenia® offers its customers the same Xecarb®, Xebrid™, Xelight® and Xegreen® materials, now dedicated to 3D printing.

New-market challenges are the drivers instigating the co-innovation with our customers and partners to expand the possibilities into AM. These high-performance, recyclable materials are suitable for a wide range of applications and markets, from industry through sport to sustainable mobility and defence.


Soft Materials™: Flexible Thermoplastic Composites

SOFT MATERIALS™, the new family of flexible thermoplastic composites based on elastomers reinforced with carbon as well as glass fibres, developed by Xenia, makes its debut at the FAKUMA International Trade Fair held in Friedrichshafen from 17th to 21st October 2023.

The range has been conceived with the express intention to offer a range of polymeric resins having different physico-mechanical properties but sharing intrinsic elasticity.

Combined with carbon- as well as glass-fibre reinforcement, the SOFT MATERIALS™ family offers an extraordinary range of technical solutions in terms of lightness, rigidity and impact resistance extending to low temperatures.

In applications extending from sport systems through robotisation to autonomous mobility, SOFT MATERIALS™, with their unique combination of features, offer to designers and engineers a new toolbox with which to tackle the most difficult challenges in today’s market.



The XEGREEN® thermoplastic composites family is the result of the association between recycled, rigorously selected and certified fibres and polymers from wastes and end-of-life products.


Consistent with the vision that distinguishes Xenia, the peculiarity of these materials is to guarantee high mechanical performances and lightness, while maintaining constant processability between different batches.

As a result of its technical knowledge in the development and the production of high-performance thermoplastic composites, Xenia ensures characteristics comparable to the corresponding virgin materials and engineers formulations and solutions to meet the technical specifications required by the applications.

In recent years, environmental awareness and the commitment towards the realisation of more sustainable materials have spurred manufacturers to search for solutions to replace virgin plastic materials with recycled ones. The goal is to reintegrate a part of the wastes back into the production chain.

Unfortunately, this transition is often limited because of the poor mechanical performance of these materials, making their use impossible where such requirements are fundamental.

XEGREEN® was precisely born from the desire to overcome this barrier, enabling the replacement of structural high-quality materials with alternative products from recycled wastes. XEGREEN® offers the possibility to take a fundamental step towards a sustainable future to all market operators who need these types of materials for applications where mechanical strength and lightness are prime requisites.

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Xenia® is giving a new look to its bio-based products

Xenia® is giving a new look to its bio-based products

A new web appearance will define Xenia’s high-performance thermoplastic polymers derived from renewable sources. All of the current bio-based products in our catalogue will, from now, include the renewable content in their technical datasheets. A small difference, which is however an essential issue in an increasingly environmentally sustainable world.

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Xenia® Thermoplastic Specialties launches XECARB® ST supertough carbon fiber composites

Xenia® Thermoplastic Specialties launches new range of supertough carbon fiber composites

New XECARB® ST family of carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites combines advanced lightweighting benefits with superior impact strength.


Xenia® Materials, a global leader in thermoplastic specialties, has announced the introduction of XECARB® ST, a new family of supertough carbon fiber composites custom-engineered to close a performance gap in the market and provide superior impact strength performance.

There is a growing demand for lightweight composites in various new markets, such as sustainable mobility and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), where we have identified a need for higher impact resistance than previously offered by carbon fiber reinforced composites,” says Cristian Zanchetta, Technical Manager for R&D at Xenia® Materials. “Our new XECARB® ST family meets these challenges while at the same time opening new opportunities for innovative applications in existing market segments, such as sports equipment, appliances, supercars and even additive manufacturing.

XECARB® ST builds on the proven mechanical strengths of Xenia®’s successful XECARB® range, but shows significantly higher notched impact resistance, low temperature ductility and tensile elongation at break. With slightly lower density, the new carbon fiber composite technology offers these unmatched advantages together with further lightweighting possibilities. Major customers seeking to improve the impact and cold impact performance of carbon fiber composite applications are already evaluating the added potential for weight reductions, lower material and energy consumption, associated cost savings and reduced environmental impact.

XECARB® ST thermoplastic composites are based on selected polyamide matrix materials – PA66, PA6, PA11, PA12, PA6.10, PA6.12 and PA4.10 – addressing different mechanical, thermal and physical requirements. Standard carbon fiber content is 30 percent (CF30). The PA6-based composites are also available as CF20, CF25, CF35 and CF40 grades. In addition, the portfolio includes two high-modulus materials for enhanced flexural strength, and provides a wide engineering window for further customization depending on specific application needs.

Beyond winter and mountain sports equipment from boots and running shoes to bikes, these new high-impact carbon fiber composites will help us reach into other markets and further expand our customer base in Europe, APAC and North America,” adds Enrico Mancinetti, Sales Manager. “Driving this growth, Xenia® Materials will also increase its European sales force with a strong focus on qualified local customer support and service.

XECARB® thermoplastic composites in Bft motors

Xenia® Materials introduces the new application of XECARB® thermoplastic composites.

Xenia®’s carbon fiber reinforced product is found in the new ELI AC/BT A: the range of underground motors developed by Bft Spa, an Italian company leader in the production of automation systems for accesses’ control.


ELI represents the range of in-ground non-reversible electromechanical operators for swing gates. In particular, the durability, the reliability and the silent operation of the AC A 40 and BT A 40 models have been enhanced thanks to the new and exclusive gear realized in XECARB® thermoplastic composite, that has replaced the previous element realized in POM.

With respect to the previous gear, the new one, developed in XECARB® 17 thermoplastic composite, has shown an over two-times higher durability.

With an impact strength value of 120 MPa and an elongation at break of 5,2%, these materials result extremely performing in heavier automation systems, thus guaranteeing a longer lifespan of the product.

Originally engineered for application in the sport system and the aerospace markets, XECARB®17 thermoplastic composites, developed on PEBA, find several applications also in industrial sectors, due to their intrinsic mechanical properties maintained at low temperatures as well.

Xenia® Materials is an Italian company, specialized in engineering and production of innovative polymer-based materials used for the most advanced and challenging industries.

The company, located in Vicenza, incorporates an engineering team, which helps customers to develop high-tech components with a research and development department dedicated to product innovation.

Bft Spa was founded in 1981 in Thiene with one mission: develop cutting-edge technologies in the automation world, in order to simplify the technicians’ job and the final customers’ use.

The innovation, the research of new perspectives to manage the automation systems and the dynamism is part of our DNA and it allowed our company to grow over the years from a family- run business to a small multinational one.

Bft Spa is currently operating all over the world, with 20 branches and over 530 distributors in more than 120 countries.

Xenia® thermoplastic composites in the new Salewa® Ortles Couloir mountain boot

Only 725 grams. This is the weight of the newly designed, lightest, fully crampon-compatible mountain boot Ortles Couloir: the new high-tech creation of the Italian eagle brand Salewa®.

The Ortles Couloir boot carries the name of its own theatre of operations: the Ortles Mountain. Boasting a height of 3.905 m, the Ortles is the highest peak of the Rhaetian Alps and it is well known for its very challenging trails.


After winning ISPO Gold Award 2021 in the Outdoor Equipment Mountaineering Boot category, Salewa®’s Ortles Couloir will make its appearance in stores from Fall 2021. Among the cutting-edge materials used to realize this boot, there are also Xenia® Materials’ thermoplastic composites. The toecap is, indeed, produced on a polymeric base supplied by the Italian company leader in the engineering and production of thermoplastic composites reinforced carbon fibre. This carbon solution offers and guarantees both stiffness and flexibility.

The processing of last generation’s carbon reinforced thermoplastic composites and the injection moulding process allow the standardization and realisation of structures with improved and optimized thickness, which would otherwise turn out to be very expensive and difficult to achieve through the traditional lamination process. Thermoplastic composites are, furthermore, easily and efficiently recyclable.

The compact, solid and agile design, characterized by a narrowed toe area, provides the Ortles Couloir with more precision while climbing both rock and ice. The boot’s frame has been brilliantly designed in carbon fibre in order to offer both lightness and stiffness. Moreover, its hinged joint closure ensures greater comfort while walking and more grip while climbing.

«This new boot was inspired by the Dolomite Mountains, our home, – explains William Starka, Senior Product Manager Footwear & Equipment of Salewa® – the absolute innovation in the alpine boots market is represented by its neat design, which allowed us to obtain great precision, total freedom of movement and an excellent stability for rock and ice climbing. To ensure a long-lasting performance, we selected durable and high-quality performing materials. The Ortles Couloir boot has brought the development of alpine boots into a completely new dimension». «Working with Salewa® and its partners has represented a great and exciting challenge. We began by developing a specific customization process which led to the selection of the polymer and a well-defined percentage of carbon fibre. This tailor-made project made us so happy and pleased» adds Enrico Mancinetti, Xenia® Materials’ Sales Manager.

To study and design together with the outdoor footwear brands the best applications of the thermoplastic-based composites, Xenia® Materials has recently started Xenia Footwear Materials Lab project which offers a turnkey service to the footwear industry companies and supports them step by step; from the choice of the material and co-design phase until the testing process and simulation of the footwear in specific circumstances.

XECARB® thermoplastic composites: the carbon fibre which provides lightness and stiffness to the two-time MTB Marathon World Champion sole

After winning in Grächen (CH) 2019, Leo Páez has conquered, with another outstanding performance, his second World Championship title in Sakarya, Turkey.

At his feet he was wearing Nox, the shoe specifically designed by Vittoria Cycling Shoes, an Italian company leader in the production of mountain bike cycling shoes.


Nox’s sole is entirely realised in XECARB® 1-C30, a thermoplastic composite engineered and produced by Xenia® Materials.

The collaboration between Xenia® Materials and Vittoria Cycling Shoes started a few years ago, when Edoardo Vercelli sensed the possibility to substitute the prepreg epoxy matrix carbon – used in the high-quality cycling shoes’ soles – with XECARB® carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites.

This turned out to be a winning choice, not only because the weight of the shoe significantly decreased, but also because it has been reached the perfect balance between the necessary stiffness to transmit power on the pedals and the right flexibility that allows the best comfort on walking routes. This great combination is the key of Nox’s success.

The soles, produced in XECARB® thermoplastic composites, are guaranteed overtime and they have been precisely designed to facilitate the process of mud clearance and cleat connection, possible thanks to the wider shape of the cleat connection area.

Xenia® Materials is an Italian company, specialized in engineering and production of innovative polymer-based materials used for the most advanced and challenging industries.

The company, located in Vicenza, incorporates an engineering team, which helps customers to develop high-tech components with a research and development department dedicated to product innovation.

Established in 1976 by the professional cyclist Celestino Vercelli, Vittoria Cycling Shoes is an Italian company specialised in the realisation of cycling shoes, 100% made in Italy.

After 40 years of innovation, the origins of the company are as clear as they were in its early days. The technological evolution allowed the company to adapt to change and to exploit new opportunities, maintaining untouched its peculiar curiosity. Vittoria Cycling Shoes is projected towards the future. High-quality products, innovative technologies and continuous studies are at the core of this company.

XELIGHT™, the new ultra-light composites family developed by Xenia® Materials, based PEBAX® Thermoplastic Elastomer

Xenia® Materials introduces the new ultra-light composites family entirely developed on Pebax® thermoplastic elastomer, reference polymer in several flagship sports applications.


Due to their exceptional density value, which is below 0,90 g/cm3, XELIGHT™ grades stand out for their incredible lightness. At the same time, they feature a great impact strength, especially at low temperatures, great flexibility and high energy return, still maintaining the peculiarities of the base polymer.

The XELIGHT™ grades combine a good hydrolytic resistance and dimensional stability to a great processability and thermal resistance, furthermore, they are all colourable and available in biocompatible grades.

These new lightweight thermoplastic composites are the perfect solutions for many applications in the footwear world, especially where exceptional lightness, low density and great flexibility are required, always maintaining their excellent impact strength value.