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TFP Launch New Materials at Composites Europe 2017

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) will be exhibiting its nonwoven solutions for advanced composites at Composites Europe in Stuttgart from 19-21 September 2017.

On display will be materials from TFP’s Optiveil®, Optimat® and Tecnofire® ranges, specifically designed for use in composites. These materials, which constitute the lightest weight and broadest range of wet-laid nonwovens in the world, can fulfil a number of functions in an advanced composite structure. These include:

  • Enabling a high quality, resin rich surface finish.
  • Imparting surface functionality such as EMI shielding, corrosion resistance, abrasion resistance, electrical conductivity and static dissipation.
  • Preventing galvanic corrosion; TFP’s dielectric nonwovens act as an electrically isolating layer between dissimilar conductive materials to prevent the electrochemical reaction that causes galvanic corrosion.
  • Acting as a resin flow medium to provide enhanced resin transportation in both inter-laminar and surface regions. Optiveil® & Optimat® remove the need to use additional flow media and ultimately lower resin usage and scrap.
  • Providing a lightweight, effective carrier or support for adhesive films, ensuring a defined and consistent film thickness whilst improving handling and resilience.
  • Delivering highly effective passive fire protection at the surface of a composite without compromising the integrity of the structure.
  • Acting as a release material or breather fabric; our latest PTFE veil offers a combination of hydrophobic and non-stick properties.

Also on display will be the latest addition to TFP’s range of thermoplastic veils which are designed to increase composite interlaminar toughness. The new development is a high performance veil made entirely from polyimide (fibre and binder), providing the advantage of chemical resistance combined with high thermal stability.

To learn more about TFP’s multifunctional materials and explore how these can provide a solution to your technical challenge talk to the team from TFP on stand E54 in hall 6 at Composites Europe in September.




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