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TFP to launch extended range of thermoplastic veils at JEC Europe 2015

New products to be exhibited at the event include PPS, PEI, PEEK, polyamide and polyimide, designed for use in improving the mechanical properties in composites.

20th February 2015

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Burneside, UK

Industrial, Transport/​Aerospace, Construction, Protective

New products to be exhibited at the event include an extended range of thermoplastic veils, including PPS, PEI, PEEK, polyamide and polyimide.

“JEC is an excellent opportunity to introduce the full range of these nonwovens to the international composites market. The lightweight veils can be interleaved between reinforcement plies to provide a means to significantly improve the inter-laminar toughness of a composite structure, increasing resistance to both mode-I and mode-II fracture,” commented Adam Black, Business Development Director.

Providing multiple benefits

As well as the new range of thermoplastic veils, the company will be showcasing an array of products from its Optiveil, Optimat and Tecnofire ranges. The Optiveil and Optimat ranges have been specifically designed to provide multiple benefits, such as enabling a high quality surface finish whilst simultaneously imparting surface functionality such as conductivity.

Other benefits include their potential to act as a resin flow medium, providing enhanced resin transportation in both inter-laminar and surface regions and removing the need to use additional flow media.

The ultra lightweight veils, from 2 g/m², are also an effective carrier or support for adhesive films, ensuring a minimum weight addition whilst improving handling and setting the bond line, the company reports.

Protection materials

Also on display will be TFP’s Tecnofire range of fire protection materials. These materials are said to deliver highly effective passive fire protection at the surface of a composite without compromising the integrity of the structure.

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