TFP Advanced Nonwovens for Automotive
Composites offer many structural and weight advantages over traditional steel and injection moulded automotive parts.
Beyond lightweighting, switching to composite battery enclosures can also enable a host of other benefits such as more complex geometries, better impact performance, corrosion resistance, faster assembly, greater durability and — with specific formulations — better flame resistance/fire containment.
One of the latest applications for TFP’s nonwovens within the automotive industry is in Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs). TFP’s lightweight veils facilitate the move from the use of metal to composite in battery enclosures, a move that is necessary to achieve the larger, protective structures required whilst still ensuring they are lightweight, in the drive to reduce emissions.
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TFP Advanced Nonwovens for Wind Energy
The use of TFP’s nonwovens is well established in wind turbines, with applications ranging from the surface finish of blades to improving the interlaminar toughness and providing EMI shielding to nacelles.
The size of the wind turbines has increased significantly over the years, putting greater emphasis on minimising the weight of the structures whilst maintaining strength and maximising service time.
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TFP Sustainable Nonwovens
ECOVEIL is TFP’s latest range of customisable, highly porous sustainable nonwoven veils which are produced from naturally derived or recycled fibres. The range includes nonwovens produced from jute, recycled carbon, bio-derived polyamide and a modified cellulose acetate which is readily biodegradable. These materials have been specifically developed for use in advanced composite structures to improve the finish, fabrication or functionality of a component, simultaneously providing the means to demonstrate environmental responsibility without compromising on performance.
Our Recycled Carbon nonwovens offer comparable properties to those manufactured with virgin fibre and can be seamlessly integrated into composite structures as a surfacing or semi-structural layer - providing composite manufacturers with the means to demonstrate environmental responsibility without compromising on performance.
Learn more about TFP's Sustainable nonwovens: Ecoveil - Technical Fibre Products (tfpglobal.com)