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Technical Fibre Products to Exhibit at SAMPE Long Beach 2018

TFP Materials

SAMPE Long Beach opens its doors on 22nd May and Technical Fibre Products (TFP) will once again be exhibiting our advanced nonwovens at the show. This year materials on display at booth I57 include our innovative Tecnofire fire protection range, nano-coated materials and Optiveil® lightweight veils which aid surface finish and composite fabrication.

Tecnofire® is a range of versatile 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.

Also on display at the show will be a nano-functionalized nonwoven; this has been created on our commercial nanocoating line in Schenectady NY. The incorporation of nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes or nanofibers into or onto a nonwoven can provide multiple benefits including enhancement of surface conductivity, EMI shielding, thermal management and structural properties.

Nanocoating is a relatively new capability for TFP and the team at the show would be delighted to discuss this exciting new technology with you.

Finally, TFP will be exhibiting our Optiveil® nonwovens which provide a surface finish solution for a variety of composite markets; with proven results in applications from the aerospace, automotive, sporting goods, marine, energy and industrial sectors. Optiveil® can be used as a surfacing veil and fabrication aid – providing a means of improving resin flow in the structure. This dual function highlights the multi-functionality of TFP’s materials; Optiveil® can offer additional benefits such as fracture toughness, EMI shielding, electrical conductivity, galvanic corrosion prevention, and corrosion & abrasion resistance.

To find out more about TFP’s innovative products and explore how our materials can help deliver a solution to your technical challenge, talk to the TFP team on booth I57 at SAMPE Long Beach from 22-24 May.



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