Energy

TFP's nonwovens find application in a range of energy applications, ranging from current to next generation technologies.

We offer a dedicated range of materials specifically designed for power generation and storage applications. These range from C glass mats for use in lead acid batteries to carbon fibre mats for fuel cell electrodes. As with all our materials, we specialise in tailoring the composition and properties of our nonwovens to meet the specific requirements of the application.

Our capability doesn't just stop at manufacturing electrodes or separators. TFP also offer Optiveil ®, the ideal candidate for aiding production of a high quality surface finish in composite fabrications.

 

Typical applications for TFP materials include: 

  • Battery separators - TFP produce a variety of nonwoven glass products, designed to meet the requirements of lead acid battery or lithium battery systems. These materials are suitable for use as separators, slip sheets, pasting papers and glass retainer mats. Like all TFP nonwovens, their design & properties can be tailored to meet individual needs.
  • EMI management of enclosures - Optiveil ® & Optimat® carbon and 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 in isolation or incorporated into a composite, offering a competitive lightweight alternative to traditional shielding options.
  • Fuel cell electrodes - The electrical conductivity and chemical resistance of our carbon fibre materials make them ideal for use in fuel cell assemblies. TFP nonwovens form the base material for carbon/carbon composite electrodes or perform as separators.
  • Surface finish - Optiveil®  provides 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

 

Please contact us with your requirements, we would welcome the opportunity to discuss further our materials and their applications.