TFP will be exhibiting their innovative nonwoven solutions for composites at China Composite Expo on stand 423 in Hall 1, alongside their exclusive agents in China, BluDot Asia.
On display at the show will be TFP’s Optiveil® nonwovens; these lightweight veils range from carbon, glass, polyester and aramid to high performance thermoplastics, and provide a variety of solutions for composites. Examples include adhesive carriers, a barrier to galvanic corrosion and resin flow media.
A key application in composites is enabling a high quality resin rich surface finish, particularly in industries such as aerospace, automotive and sporting goods. The exceptional quality of the fibre distribution in the veils makes them ideal for this, producing a smooth surface and ensuring even resin uptake and distribution. A layer of heavier weight Optimat® nonwoven can also further reduce print through from the underlying reinforcement fabric if interleaved between the fabric layers close to the surface.
An added benefit to Optiveil® surfacing veils is their multi-functionality; in addition to delivering a high quality surface finish they also impart functionality to the surface of a composite. This functionality is determined by the type of veil used and can range from corrosion resistance (glass and carbon) to abrasion resistance (aramid), electrical conductivity, static dissipation and EMI shielding (carbon and metal coated carbon).
TFP will also be exhibiting their novel Tecnofire® nonwovens, which provide composites with built in fire protection. Fabricated from high temperature resistant fibres these resin-infusible materials are incorporated at the surface of a composite, imparting fire protection where it is needed. Activated by high temperatures Tecnofire® expands and protects the underlying structure from fire. The advantages to these innovative nonwovens is an improvement in the fire smoke toxicity (FST) of the composite, without the structural compromises or time consuming application associated with alternative technologies.
To see the full range of advanced nonwovens on offer, find out more about TFP’s Optiveil® and Tecnofire® materials or to discuss possible solutions to your technical challenge talk to the team from both TFP and their exclusive distributors in China, BluDot Asia, on booth 423, hall 1 at China Composites Expo from 31 August to 2 September. Alternatively, visit our websites www.tfpglobal.com or www.bludotasia.com.cn for more information.