The lightweight veils can be interleaved between reinforcement plies to help improve the interlaminar toughness of a composite structure.
The lightweight veils can be interleaved between reinforcement plies to help improve the interlaminar toughness of a composite structure.

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) will be exhibiting its advanced nonwoven materials at Composites Europe in Stuttgart, Germany from 22-24 September.

TFP will showcase products from its Optiveil, Optimat and Tecnofire ranges including a new, extended range of high performance thermoplastic veils including PPS, PEI, PEEK, polyamide and polyimide. These materials have been developed to improve the mechanical properties of a composite with minimal modifications to the manufacturing process necessary. The lightweight veils can be interleaved between reinforcement plies to help improve the interlaminar toughness of a composite structure, increasing resistance to both mode-I and mode-II fracture.

TFP’s Tecnofire range of fire protection materials will also be on display at the show. The materials deliver passive fire protection at the surface of a composite without compromising the integrity of the structure. 

This story is reprinted from material from Technical Fibre Products, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.