TFP has developed a new lightweight basalt in its Optiveil range, designed for high temperature applications in composites.

According to the company, the veil has been developed as a more temperature stable alternative to TFP’s standard E & ECR glass veils. It is stable up to 850°C and retains its integrity when in contact with an open flame, making it suitable for applications requiring a fire barrier. Basalt, like glass, also has a high resistance to acid and alkali, which makes it suitable for use in corrosive environments.

TFP said that the material is also suitable for composite applications where surface finish, improved resin flow, adhesive carrying and other functionality is required.

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