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TFP to Exhibit at Composites Europe 2019

  • Thursday, 5th September 2019
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Composites Europe will be opening its doors on 10 September and TFP will once again be exhibiting its advanced nonwovens at the show. 

This year on display will be materials from our Optiveil and Tecnofire ranges as well as examples of how they are used in composites.

TFP’s Optiveil nonwovens provide a number of solutions for composites including surface finish, adhesive carriers or supports, fracture toughness improvement or resin flow media. 

Earlier in the year, TFP launched a range of next generation surfacing and adhesive carrier veils, designed to offer superior flexibility and surface smoothness. These will be available at the show, alongside examples of nonwovens in action, including a composite bicycle frame and aerospace fuel pipe, where veils have been used to deliver a high quality surface finish, improve resin flow and controlled resistivity respectively. 

Optiveil is used extensively for surface finish in composites, with proven results in aerospace, automotive, sporting goods, marine and energy applications. It delivers a high quality resin rich surface, with a dual function of enhancing resin flow and/or adding functionality such as EMI shielding, electrical conductivity, galvanic corrosion protection and abrasion resistance.

Also on the TFP stand will be the Tecnofire range of lightweight intumescent fire protection materials.The materials work by expanding from 4 to 35 times their original thickness when exposed to heat, protecting the underlying structure from heat energy. The popular range is used extensively in a broad range of applications and has been specified for use in bridges, fire doors, buses, trains, trams and structural panels (to name but a few) following successful fire testing. 

TFP offer specially developed resin infusible grades for incorporation at the surface of a composite to provide effective fire protection where it is required, without compromising structural integrity.

To see the full range of advanced nonwovens on offer and their typical applications, talk to the TFP team on stand A39, hall 7 at Composites Europe from 10-12 September.

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