15 October 2004
15 October 2004
Electro Fiber Technologies LLC is making available its patented, metal plated carbon fibre products for use in aerospace, defence, and other industrial applications.
The EFT facility, located at Stratford CT, has completed a year of product development and certification, working with its parent companies and industrial customers. To date, products manufactured have primarily been carbon fibre tow plated with nickel, ranging from 10% to 70% metal by weight, as well as carbon/ copper/ nickel hybrid materials. EFT capabilities include plating carbon with silver, gold, platinum and palladium. The Company is developing capability to plate with other metals and to plate on fibre substrates other than carbon.
Bob Duvall, President of Electro Fiber Technologies LLC, said, “We are pleased to offer this state of the art product to the commercial market. We are now in position to support the growing demand for metal coated fibres and to enter into strategic supplier and technology relationships. Our process produces high quality, plated fibre that can be tailored for a full array of applications, whether in the form of non-woven veil/mat, woven fabric, continuous tow or chopped fibre.”
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