Composites Europe will be opening its doors on 10th September and TFP will once again be exhibiting our 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 we 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 our nonwovens in action including a composite bicycle frame and aerospace fuel pipe, where our veils have been used to deliver a high quality surface finish, improved 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 our 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 on stand A39, hall 7 at Composites Europe from 10-12 September.