JEC Group have brought together the international community of composites leaders and executives in our Composites Circle as an unique networking opportunity to meet with both peers and future partners.
Technical Fibre Products will highlight its extended range of high performance thermoplastic veils; including PPS, PEI, PEEK, polyamide and polyimide.
These materials have been developed specifically to improve the mechanical properties of a composite with minimal modifications to the manufacturing process necessary. The lightweight veils can be interleaved between reinforcement plies to provide a means to significantly improve the interlaminar toughness of a composite structure, increasing resistance to both mode-I and mode-II fracture.The full range of Optiveil and Optimat materials, of which the thermoplastics are just a part, have been specifically designed to provide multiple benefits; enabling a high quality surface finish whilst simultaneously imparting surface functionality such as conductivity, EMI shielding and corrosion & abrasion resistance to a composite structure. Other benefits include the use of dielectric nonwovens to prevent galvanic corrosion, which occurs when aluminum or other metals come into contact with carbon fiber in a composite structure. The nonwoven provides an extremely uniform, lightweight barrier between the two materials to isolate them, stopping an electrochemical reaction occurring. In addition, the ultra lightweight veils, from 2 g/m², are an effective carrier or support for adhesive films, ensuring a minimum weight addition whilst improving handling and setting the bond line.TFP’s Tecnofire range of fire protection materials will also be on display on TFP stand at JEC Americas 2015.More information: www.tfpglobal.com