Technical Fibre Products will be showcasing its Tecnofire range of fire protection materials at Composites Europe.
Technical Fibre Products will be showcasing its Tecnofire range of fire protection materials at Composites Europe.

Technical Fibre Products says that it will be showcasing its Tecnofire range of fire protection materials at Composites Europe.

The nonwovens provide fire protection to a wide variety of structures, ranging from composites to infrastructure, bridges and aircraft.

Tecnofire materials work by expanding from 4 to 35 times their original thickness when exposed to heat. The stable char produced protects the underlying structure from heat energy or fills a gap to prevent fire spread. The range is used in a range of applications and has been specified for use in bridges, fire doors, buses, trains, trams and structural panelsfollowing successful fire testing. Specially developed resin infusible grades are also incorporated at the surface of composites to provide fire protection where it is required, without compromising structural integrity.

The range includes lighter, thinner Tecnofire materials specially designed for aerospace applications. These grades can be incorporated into aerospace composites to improve the fire smoke toxicity (FST) with a minimum weight addition. 

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