TFP Inc. will be exhibiting at CAMX, Anaheim from 17-20 October on booth J11. On display will be materials from TFP’s Optiveil®, Optimat® and Tecnofire® ranges, all specifically designed to provide solutions for key composite challenges.
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Our Optiveil® and Optimat® materials are multi-functional, designed to overcome a number of challenges in composites using a single material. Their highly porous structure enables enhanced resin uptake and transportation, aiding fabrication and lowering resin usage. While the consistent, even fibre distribution of the veil enables a high quality, resin rich surface finish, reducing print though and processing. The veils are lightweight and available in a wide range of fibre types to confer additional functionality in addition to these fabrication benefits. Typical examples are:
- Metal coated carbon fibres which impart EMI shielding for battery and electronics enclosures, as well as conductivity for resistive heating applications.
- Aramid fibres to improve surface abrasion resistance for friction substrates in automotive, sporting goods and roll covers.
- Glass and carbon fibres can provide a corrosion resistant surface for industrial applications as well as managing static dissipation.
- Our dielectric veils also prevent galvanic corrosion; they act as an electrically isolating layer between dissimilar conductive materials (such as carbon and aluminium), preventing the electrochemical reaction that causes galvanic corrosion, potentially leading to pitting and potentially structural failure.
As well as surfacing applications our veils can also increase the longevity of the composite; interleaving our thermoplastic veils between reinforcement layers can improve the mode-I and mode-II interlaminar fracture toughness of the structure by up to 400%!
Also on the TFP stand will be our Tecnofire® range of lightweight intumescent fire protection materials. These materials enable composites to pass stringent reaction to fire and fire resistance test standards and have been used extensively in applications such as infrastructure, construction, mass transport and aerospace. Tecnofire® can be incorporated directly into a composite structure using traditional fabrication methods, protecting the structure from fire while reducing smoke and heat release. It can also be combined with FR resins and integrates well into FR laminate composite assemblies. Tecnofire provides built in composite fire protection without compromising the integrity of the structure and has been used effectively to pass key reaction to fire standards including ASTM E662, E162 and the EN45545-2 rail sector standard.
In addition to our Optiveil, Optimat and Tecnofire ranges, TFP specializes in developing or adapting materials to meet customer specific performance, processing and aesthetic requirements. This is enabled by extensive product development capabilities, ranging from proof of concept lab work to trials, full scale manufacture and converting via lamination and nanocoating. Talk to the team on booth J11 at CAMX to find out more about TFP’s capability and explore how our materials can help deliver a solution to your technical challenge.