Aerospace

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 multifunctional.

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.

These materials:

Impart functionality - properties include EMI shielding, improved electrical & thermal conductivity, dielectric insulation, corrosion resistance & abrasion resistance.

Aid 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. 

Typical Applications

  • 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 options.
  • 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.