As the CAMX show opens its doors on 31st October, TFP Inc. will be exhibiting its extensive range of technical nonwovens for composites on booth Z45, including a brand-new recycled carbon veil designed to close the carbon composite lifecycle loop.
TFP, which is part of the James Cropper group, has been working with recycled carbon fibre for over 15 years, developing the expertise to manufacture a high-quality veil using fibre reclaimed from the composite manufacturing supply chain. The resulting veil can be reused in a composite, effectively closing the loop and providing a viable route for the recycling of fibres previously considered as waste.
Mike Campbell, VP of Sales at TFP Inc. comments that: “Creating future focused and environmentally friendly solutions for the composites industry is a priority for TFP. Our goal is to proactively help our customers achieve both their technical and sustainability goals, and our extensive experience in working with recycled carbon has enabled us to do just that; we are delighted to introduce our new range of high-performance nonwovens made both from composites and for composites.”
The recycled carbon veil is part of TFP’s sustainable nonwovens range, specifically designed to improve the finish, fabrication or functionality of a composite, while simultaneously enabling customers to demonstrate environmental responsibility without compromising on performance or quality. The veil can be used in a range of applications such as aerospace interiors, sporting goods and automotive and Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) components and has already been used to manufacture composite parts with excellent results. Like our traditional OPTIVEIL range, our recycled nonwovens can be easily integrated into a composite as a surfacing or semi-structural layer, providing a number of solutions; typical properties include enabling a high-quality resin rich surface finish, as well as imparting electrical conductivity, and high temperature & chemical resistance.
Alongside the recycled carbon veil, TFP will be showcasing a broad range of its traditional materials. These range from metal coated EMI shielding veils, to aramid which delivers abrasion resistance, PPS for improved interlaminar fracture toughness, TECNOFIRE for fire protection and dielectric glass and polyester veils which are used extensively as carriers & supports for adhesives and fragile materials. All of TFP’s materials also confer a high-quality resin rich finish to the composite surface, reducing cost and time in further processing and painting.
To find out more visit the TFP team at booth Z45, they would be delighted to introduce TFP’s new materials and discuss how they can help solve the technical challenges faced in advanced composite design and fabrication.