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Technical Fibre Products Exhibiting Advanced Nonwovens at Advanced Engineering UK

27 October 2015

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) will be exhibiting its advanced nonwovens at the Composites Engineering Show, part of the Advanced Engineering UK group of events which will be held at The NEC, Birmingham, UK from 4-5 November 2015.

On display will be materials from TFP’s Optiveil, Optimat and Tecnofibre ranges, specifically designed for use in composites. According to TFP, these materials, which constitute the lightest weight and broadest range of wetlaid nonwovens in the world, can fulfil a number of functions in a composite structure. These include:

  • Enabling a high quality, resin rich surface finish.

  • Imparting surface functionality such as EMI shielding, corrosion resistance, abrasion resistance, electrical conductivity and static dissipation.

  • Preventing galvanic corrosion; TFP’s dielectric nonwovens act as an electrically isolating layer between dissimilar conductive materials to prevent the electrochemical reaction that causes galvanic corrosion.

  • Acting as a resin flow medium to provide enhanced resin transportation in both inter-laminar and surface regions. Optiveil & Optimat remove the need to use additional flow media and ultimately lower resin usage and scrap.

  • Providing a lightweight, effective carrier or support for adhesive films, ensuring a defined and consistent film thickness whilst improving handling and resilience.

  • Delivering highly effective passive fire protection at the surface of a composite without compromising the integrity of the structure.

TFP’s new, extended range of high performance thermoplastic veils; including PPS, PEI, PEEK, polyamide and polyimide will also be on show. These materials have been developed specifically to significantly improve the interlaminar toughness of a composite structure, increasing resistance to both mode-I and mode-II fracture with minimal modifications to the manufacturing process necessary.

TFP adds that Optiveil, Optimat and Tecnofire are just an indication of its capability; the development and manufacture of custom nonwovens to meet specific performance, aesthetic or processing requirements is a key part of the company’s approach.

TFP will be exhibiting at The Advanced Engineering Show, Stand E112.





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