On display at the show will be TFP’s Optiveil nonwovens; these lightweight veils range from carbon, glass, polyester and aramid to high performance thermoplastics, and provide a variety of solutions for composites. Examples include adhesive carriers, providing a barrier to galvanic corrosion, improving fracture toughness and acting as resin flow media. A key application in composites is enabling a high quality resin rich surface finish, particularly in industries such as aerospace, automotive and sporting goods. The exceptional quality of the fibre distribution in the veils makes them ideal for this, producing a smooth surface and ensuring even resin uptake and distribution.
An added benefit to Optiveil surfacing veils is their multi-functionality; in addition to delivering a high quality surface finish they also impart functionality to the surface of a composite. This functionality is determined by the type of veil used and can range from corrosion resistance (glass and carbon) to abrasion resistance (aramid), electrical conductivity, static dissipation and EMI shielding (carbon and metal coated carbon).
To see the full range of advanced nonwovens on offer and their typical applications, talk to the team from both TFP and their exclusive distributors in China, BluDot Asia, on booth 417, hall 1 at China Composites Expo from the 3rd to the 5th of September 2019.
Companies: Technical Fibre Products