Power Generation & Storage

TFP have developed a range of materials specifically designed for use in both established and emerging power generation & storage  systems. The typical applications for these include battery separators and electrodes for fuel cells.

 

Lead acid battery products

TFP produce a variety of nonwoven glass products which have been designed to meet the requirements of lead acid battery systems. These materials are suitable for use as separators, slip sheets, pasting papers and glass retainer mats and, like all TFP nonwovens, their design & properties can be tailored to meet individual needs.

 

Lithium battery products

A range of separator products suitable for use in Lithium batteries is also available. These materials are based on glass fibre, but can incorporate other fibres such as quartz, alumina and high performance organic fibres to achieve the required performance characteristics.

 

Fuel cell products

The electrical conductivity and chemical resistance of our carbon fibre materials make them ideal for use in fuel cell assemblies, where they form the base material for carbon/carbon composite electrodes or perform as separators.

We are a leading supplier of these products to the phosphoric acid fuel cells (PAFC) market and are actively involved in developing the next generation of gas diffusion media (GDM) for both Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cells and Direct Methanol fuel cells (DMFC). This latter development work is carried out in collaboration with Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells.