04 November 2014
04 November 2014
TFP will be exhibiting its advanced nonwoven materials at the Composites Engineering Show, Birmingham, UK.
According to TFP it will be showcasing products from our Optiveil, Optimat and Tecnofire ranges.
The company claim highlights include the world's lightest weight carbon veil at 2g/m², an extended range of high performance thermoplastic nonwovens and a recycled veil produced from carbon fibre reclaimed from composites. The latter offers an environmentally sustainable alternative to conventional nonwovens.
TFP states the Optiveil and Optimat ranges have been specifically designed for use in composites and comprise the broadest range of functional nonwovens in the world; incorporating carbon, aramid, glass, polyester, thermoplastics and metal coated fibres as well as more exotic fibres such as quartz or pure metals.
The company claims the materials can fulfil a number of functions in a composite structure including simultaneously enabling a high quality surface finish and imparting surface functionality such as conductivity, EMI shielding and corrosion & abrasion resistance. TFP says the thermoplastic veils can also offer fracture toughness improvements through incorporation as interlaminar layers in the composite structure. Other applications in composites include the potential of Optimat and Optiveil to act as a resin flow medium, providing enhanced resin transportation in both inter-laminar & surface regions and removing the need to use additional flow media. In addition, TFP's lightweight veils can provide an effective carrier or support for adhesive films, ensuring a minimum weight addition whilst improving handling and setting the bond line.
On display on TFP’s stand will also be its Tecnofire range of fire protection materials. These materials are also incorporated at the surface of a composite and can deliver highly effective passive fire protection without compromising the integrity of the structure.
TFP Global will be exhibiting at stand E112 at the show.
Photo provided by TFP