With the growing demand for air travel comes the need
to ensure that tomorrow's aircraft are more economical to fly than
ever before. TFP nonwovens enable aerospace engineers to reduce
weight by providing materials which are both lightweight and
Now available in areal weights as low as 2 g/m², Optiveil™ & Optimat® can replace more
traditional material solutions; delivering performance enhancement
and saving weight.
functionality - properties include EMI shielding, improved
electrical & thermal conductivity, dielectric insulation,
corrosion resistance & abrasion resistance.
fabrication - Optiveil™, TFP's ultra lightweight
range of veils, delivers a superior quality surface finish
aesthetic and can be used as a carrier for adhesive films and
supports for more fragile component materials.
TFP nonwovens offer excellent resin uptake properties
and exceptionally even fibre distribution making them ideal
for use in composites.
- Adhesive carriers - lightweight Optiveil™ can be used as a carrier
or support for adhesive films.
- High quality surface finish for
interiors - Optiveil™ can provide a high
quality, resin rich surface finish without the use of a gel coat.
The materials can deliver a weight & cost saving by reducing
both the amount of paint or resin content required and the need to
grind or polish.
- EMI shielding of
avionics - The Optiveil™ & Optimat® metal coated carbon
materials provide high levels of EMI shielding, these mats and
veils can be tailored to meet the required attenuation values
at certain specified frequencies. This technology can be used as it
comes or incorporated into a composite and offers a competitive
light-weight alternative to traditional shielding
- Interlaminar galvanic corrosion
protection - Our glass mats and veils can be used to prevent
interlaminar galvanic corrosion by separating dissimilar conductive
materials such as aluminium and carbon.
- Heating element for
de-icing - Both Optiveil™ & Optimat® have been used
successfully in resistive heating applications.
Please contact us with
your requirements, we would welcome the opportunity to discuss
further our materials and their applications.