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TFP to showcase their advanced nonwoven materials at JEC Americas

News International-French

1 Jun 2015

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.

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