Technical Fibre Products is launching some innovative new nonwoven materials at JEC World in March.
The first new development, on display at stand N34 in hall 5A, is a range of lightweight nonwovens with increased flexibility, smoothness and fibre volume. These new materials have been compressed to deliver a higher density, reduced thickness and smaller pore structure for a given areal weight. They have been designed to give improved conformability when working with complex mould shapes and, due to the thinner structure, simultaneously improve the volume fraction achievable. The veil is available in a broad range of fibre types and areal weights in order to ensure the necessary functionality, compatibility and performance are achieved.
Other recent developments include a novel PTFE nonwoven and an extended range of lightweight thermoplastic veils. The PTFE veil is a new release material and offers a combination of hydrophobic and non-stick properties. The latest addition to TFP’s range of thermoplastic veils, which are designed to increase composite toughness, is also a high performance veil and is made entirely from polyimide (fibre and binder). This new veil provides the advantage of chemical resistance combined with high thermal stability.
Speak to the TFP team on stand N34 in hall 5A at JEC World to find out more about these new developments along with TFP's full range of multifunctional nonwoven materials. Typical applications for these include enabling a high quality surface finish, while simultaneously imparting functionality such as EMI shielding, conductivity, abrasion resistance and fire protection. TFP’s nonwovens also deliver composite interlaminar toughening, as well as providing an effective adhesive carrier, resin flow medium or galvanic corrosion barrier.