Metal Coated Fibres
TFP offer the unique capability to produce our metal
coated fibres 'in-house' at our subsidiaries Electro Fiber
Technologies LLC (EFT) and Metal Coated Fibers Inc
(MCF). Metal plating can be carried out using either a
electroless plating or an electroplating method depending on the
requirements. The process offers the capability to uniformly coat
either single or dual metals onto the surface of fibres.
The continuous electroplating process is shown below
along with an SEM image which shows the nm thick metal coating on
the surface of carbon fibres.
Custom Metal Coated
The flexibility of the process, which includes batch
and continuous production, enables TFP (in conjunction with EFT
& MCF) to offer customised metal coated fibres. The base fibre,
metal type and metal coating weight applied can be controlled to
meet application requirements. Options include:
- Metal options: Nickel, copper,
silver, gold, ruthenium and Miralloy™
- Metal coating: 10% up to
65% of the finished product weight
We would welcome the opportunity
to discuss the full details of our capability with you, please
contact us to discuss your requirements.