Short Cutted UD Tape is no waste and can be used to produced random sheets.
Random sheets are a composition of chopped UD tape with different fiber orientations. Instead of putting the short cutted UD tape into trash, the chips are places in a mold and pressed to a sheet shape.
The Random sheets can be formed via thermoforming. Based on the chip length you can adjust the mechanical properties, flexibility for later processing or the aesthetic of the look. Random sheets are possible to combine with other material types (UD tape, GMT, Injection molding, coatings etc.)