Technical Fibre Products (TFP) is delighted to announce that they will be exhibiting their
advanced nonwoven materials at CAMX in Dallas on booth K99 from 27-29 October.
TFP will showcase products from its Optiveil®, Optimat® and Tecnofire® ranges on booth K99.
These include a novel Tecnofire® fire protection material, the first of its kind which can be activated
on demand, without heat. The mat has been designed for use in a remotely activated fire
protection system and, due to the presence of the conductive fibers, has the added benefit of
acting as an EMI shield. Also on display will be TFP’s new, extended range of high performance
thermoplastic veils; including PPS, PEI, PEEK, polyamide and polyimide. These materials have been
developed specifically to significantly improve the interlaminar toughness of a composite
structure, increasing resistance to both mode-I and mode-II fracture with minimal modifications to
the manufacturing process necessary.
TFP Presenting at CAMX Conference
These new materials will also feature in the CAMX conference program. Mandy Clement, TFP's
Technology Manager, will be presenting at the CAMX conference on the topic of 'Enhancing
composites using wet-laid nonwovens'. Mandy will introduce these novel nonwoven
developments, discussing how TFP's lightweight, functional materials can be used to enhance a
wide range of composite properties such as Fire Resistance, EMI Shielding and composite
survivability. To find out more about these exciting new developments attend Mandy's
presentation in the 'New Materials’ track on Wednesday 28th October at 4.30pm.
In addition to these new developments, CAMX visitors can find out more about TFP’s Optiveil® and
Optimat® ranges at the show. These 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.
These materials are just an indication of TFP’s capability, the development and manufacture of
custom nonwovens to meet specific performance, aesthetic or processing requirements is a key
part of TFP’s approach. It is recognized that in a lot of cases a standard material will not suffice and
in order to develop a suitable solution for a specific technical challenge TFP has extensive
experience and product development facilities. The latter include a pilot machine, high spec
laminator, fiber coating line and nanocoating facility, all of which help to enable both effective
material design and scale up from concept to larger scale production.
To see the full range of advanced nonwoven materials on offer, find out more about TFP’s exciting
new materials, or to discuss possible solutions to your technical challenge visit the TFP stand at
CAMX from 27-29 October; booth K99 at the Dallas Convention Center.