Conductive Nonwoven Materials and Their Applications

November 28

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Conductive nonwoven materials are an interesting classification of textile substrate, possessing a combination of properties that make them highly infusible, flexible, light weight and conductive. This combination of properties allows them to overcome challenges in both application and process that more traditional substrates such as films, foils and paints struggle to achieve. In this webinar, Andrew will introduce TFP’s conductive nonwovens, their fundamental micro-structure and key properties such as EMI shielding and electrical conductivity. He will discuss how they impart this functionality to composites and highlight typical commercial applications including resistive/inductive heating, fuel cell substrates and conductive tapes. 

Primary Topics: 
• The structure and manufacture of metalized fiber nonwovens. 
• The key physical properties and how they are tailored to suit end-use requirements. 
• How conductive nonwovens are used effectively in a variety of applications. 

Presenter: Dr. Andrew Austin 
Dr Andrew Austin is a Chartered Physicist and Materials Specialist at Technical Fibre Products (TFP). He has a BSc degree in Physics from the University of Manchester and a PhD in Electronics from the University of York. 
Andrew is an expert in the field of conductive nonwovens and has authored and co-authored several papers relating to the shielding effectiveness of these materials. His research specialisms involve the use of conductive nonwoven fabrics in a range of applications including fuel cells, EMI shielding, XYZ conductive tapes, resistive/inductive heating and damage sensing composites.