Tecnofire for Composites
TFP produce Tecnofire®, a range
of high quality intumescent materials which are used as a
highly effective passive fire protection
A key application for Tecnofire® is
in the fire protection of composite structures and
a number of grades have been specifically designed so that they are
readily resin-infusible for this purpose.
Tecnofire® is incorporated near
the surface as a permanent and integral part of the structure and,
following activation by fire at temperatures above 190 °C, expands
unidirectionally to form a stabilised & insulating char. The
char is stabilised by high temperature resistant mineral fibres and
significantly reduces the rate of degradation of the underlying
materials by both insulating the composite from
heat energy and protecting the composite from
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manufactured from exfoliating graphite, high
temperature resistant mineral fibre, a small amount of organic
binder and, in some cases, additional particulates, fibres or
active ingredients such as ATH. ATH (alumina trihydrate)
undergoes an endothermic reaction, releasing water and acting as a
suppressant to surface spread of flame, further improving the fire
the Tecnofire® mat.
Several Tecnofire® materials
have been specifically designed for use in composite applications,
ensuring suitability for processing using a selection of standard
composite fabrication methods.
We would welcome the opportunity
to discuss your specific requirements and either help identify the
most suitable Tecnofire®
material for your application or develop a custom variant if
required, please contact us to discuss your enquiry.