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TFP to launch new materials at JEC World 2017

The first new development on display will be a range of lightweight nonwovens with increased flexibility.

21st February 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Burneside

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

Technical Fibre Products (TFP), a leading manufacturer of high performance nonwoven materials, will be launching some innovative new nonwoven materials at JEC World, which will take place in Paris, this March.

The first new development on display will be a range of lightweight nonwovens with increased flexibility, smoothness and fibre volume. These new materials have been compressed to deliver a higher density, reduced thickness and smaller pore structure for a given areal weight, the company reports.

They have been designed to give improved conformability when working with complex mould shapes and, due to the thinner structure, simultaneously improve the volume fraction achievable. The veil is available in a broad range of fibre types and areal weights in order to ensure the necessary functionality, compatibility and performance are achieved.

PTFE nonwoven

Other recent developments include a novel PTFE nonwoven and an extended range of lightweight thermoplastic veils. The PTFE veil is a new release material and offers a combination of hydrophobic and non-stick properties, according to the manufacturer.

The latest addition to TFP’s range of thermoplastic veils, which are designed to increase composite toughness, is also a high-performance veil and is made entirely from polyimide (fibre and binder). This new veil is said to provide the advantage of chemical resistance combined with high thermal stability.

The TFP team at JEC World will be available to explain more about these new developments along with TFP's full range of multifunctional nonwoven materials. Typical applications for these include enabling a high quality surface finish, while simultaneously imparting functionality, such as EMI shielding, conductivity, abrasion resistance and fire protection. TFP’s nonwovens also deliver composite interlaminar toughening, as well as providing an effective adhesive carrier, resin flow medium or galvanic corrosion barrier, the company reports.


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