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8/28/2009

Carbon/PPS tape

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Ticona Engineering Polymers and A&P Technology have co-developed a high-quality carbon fiber composite tape made with Ticona's Fortron polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) engineering thermoplastic.

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Ticona Engineering Polymers (Florence, Ky.) and A&P Technology (Cincinnati, Ohio) have co-developed a high-quality carbon fiber composite tape, made with Ticona’s Fortron polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) engineering thermoplastic. The braided fabric preforms in which the PPS is used are manufactured by A&P for advanced aircraft interior applications. The latter worked with Ticona and a manufacturer of thermoplastic composite tapes to develop this new preform, which has been selected for an aircraft interior application that required a preform that could be fabricated into specific shapes and consolidated into unique final shapes. Fortron PPS reportedly offers performance to temperatures up to 240°C/464°F; is resistant to aircraft and automotive fluids; achieves good hardness, stiffness and dimensional stability; and is inherently flame-resistant and meets flame, smoke and toxicity (FST) requirements for aircraft interiors. This thermoplastic composite uses a low-cost tape that is slit in nominal widths and braided with specialized A&P Technology equipment. The result is a preform that can be readily consolidated to a final shape in a matter of minutes, reports Ticona.

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