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Technical Fibre Products to exhibit at Advanced Engineering 2014

The company will showcase products from its Optiveil, Optimat and Tecnofire ranges, offering an environmentally sustainable alternative to conventional nonwovens.

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3rd November 2014

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Burneside

Transport/​Aerospace, Industrial, Civil Engineering, Medical/Hygiene

The company will showcase products from its Optiveil, Optimat and Tecnofire ranges. Highlights include the lightest weight carbon veil at 2g/m², an extended range of high performance thermoplastic nonwovens and a recycled veil produced from carbon fibre reclaimed from composites. The latter offers an environmentally sustainable alternative to conventional nonwovens.

On display will also be the company’s Tecnofire range of fire protection materials. These materials are also incorporated at the surface of a composite and can deliver highly effective passive fire protection without compromising the integrity of the structure, the company reports.

Functional nonwovens

The Optiveil and Optimat ranges have been specifically designed for use in composites and comprise the broad range of functional nonwovens. They incorporate carbon, aramid, glass, polyester, thermoplastics and metal coated fibres as well as more exotic fibres, such as quartz or pure metals.

The materials are said to fulfil a number of functions in a composite structure, including simultaneously enabling a high quality surface finish and imparting surface functionality, such as conductivity, EMI shielding and corrosion and abrasion resistance.

Thermoplastic veils

The company’s thermoplastic veils can also offer fracture toughness improvements through incorporation as interlaminar layers in the composite structure, the manufacturer reports.

Aramid veil. © Technical Fibre Products

Other applications in composites include the potential of Optimat and Optiveil to act as a resin flow medium, providing enhanced resin transportation in both interlaminar and surface regions and removing the need to use additional flow media.

 In addition, the company’s lightweight veils are said to provide an effective carrier or support for adhesive films, ensuring a minimum weight addition whilst improving handling and setting the bond line.

Technical Fibre Products

Technical Fibre Products is a leading nonwoven manufacturer, offering a broad choice of high quality, technically advanced nonwovens for an array of challenging applications across industries ranging from aerospace and defence to automotive, energy, industrial, construction and healthcare.

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