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Novel nonwovens to increase composite functionality

News International-French

25 Feb 2016

JEC World 2016 - Technical Fibre Products (TFP) will be exhibiting several new innovative nonwoven developments

These include a novel Tecnofire fire protection material, the first of its kind that can be activated on demand, without heat. The intumescent mat was designed for use in a remotely activated fire protection system and, due to the presence of conductive fibres, has the added benefit of acting as an EMI shield.

Also on display will be TFP’s new, extended range of high-performance veils made from thermoplastic fibres, including polyphenylene sulphide (PPS), polyether imide (PEI), polyether ether ketone (PEEK), polyamide and polyimide. These very lightweight materials are designed for use in carbon fibre-reinforced plastics (CFRP) as enhancing interleaves. It has been demonstrated that they can significantly improve mode-I and mode-II fracture toughness, by up to 160% and 430% respectively, while adding minimum weight to the final composite part.

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