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TFP Exhibit Advanced Nonwovens at JEC World 2018

TFP Carbon Fibre Veil

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) is delighted to announce that it will be exhibiting its advanced nonwovens at JEC World again in March. This year there is a strong focus on the capability of Optiveil® nonwovens to deliver an exceptional quality surface finish, with examples from the sporting goods and marine industries displayed on stand P32 in Hall 5A.

Optiveil® nonwovens 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. Whilst the majority of uses are proprietary, TFP is delighted to be able to exhibit some new examples demonstrating the superior surface finish proved by Optiveil® on stand P32 at JEC this year.

The bicycle frames, rims and other parts use Optiveil® both as a surfacing veil and a means of improving resin flow in the structure. This dual function highlights the multi-functionality of TFP’s materials, which
can offer further benefits simultaneously including fracture toughness, EMI shielding, electrical conductivity, galvanic corrosion prevention, and corrosion & abrasion resistance.

Optiveil® is the ideal candidate for use as a surfacing veil, and has been developed as such. Available in range of fibre types to enable both a variety of aesthetic finishes and CTE matching, it boasts an
exceptionally even fibre distribution to ensure uniform resin uptake. The result is a high quality resin rich surface finish with micro crack suppression and minimum microporosity. The highly porous structure of the veil delivers the additional benefit of enhanced resin flow, aiding resin distribution in the part without the need for additional flow media. Ultimately, mitigating the use of additional flow media and helping to optimize composite production times and yields.

To find out more about TFP’s innovative product ranges and see the results for yourself visit stand P32 at JEC World, Paris from 6-8 March.


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