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Technical Fibre Products will showcase its Optiveil nonwovens at China Composites Expo in Shanghai on 5-7 September.
Optiveil nonwovens provide an effective surface finish solution for composites, with proven results in applications in the aerospace, automotive, sporting goods, marine, energy and industrial sectors. The majority of uses for Optiveil are proprietary, but at China Composites Expo this year TFP is able to exhibit some new examples of the veil in action. These parts include a composite bicycle frame, which demonstrates how Optiveil provides both a superior surface finish and a means of improving resin flow in the structure. This dual function is characteristic of TFP’s nonwovens which can offer a range of benefits simultaneously, including fracture toughness, EMI shielding, electrical conductivity, galvanic corrosion prevention, and corrosion and abrasion resistance.
As a surfacing veil Optiveil produces a high quality resin-rich surface finish with microcrack suppression and minimum microporosity. It is available in range of fibre types to enable both a variety of aesthetic finishes and CTE matching, and boasts an even fibre distribution to ensure uniform resin uptake. In addition, the porous structure of the veil provides the benefit of enhanced resin flow, aiding resin distribution in the part without the need for additional flow media. Ultimately, this can eliminate the need for additional flow media and help to optimise composite production times.
The TFP team and its exclusive agent in China, BluDot Asia, will exhibit on Stand 423, Hall 1, at China Composites Expo.
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