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3/1/2018

JEC World 2018 preview: Technical Fibre Products

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Technical Fibre Products is featuring its Optiveil nonwovens, designed to deliver a high-quality surface finish.

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Technical Fibre Products (TFP, Hall 5A, P32) is featuring its Optiveil nonwovens, designed to deliver a high-quality surface finish. Examples on display include products from sporting goods and marine markets. Bicycle frames, rims and other parts use Optiveil both as a surfacing veil and a means of improving resin flow in the structure. This dual function, says TFP, highlights the multi-functionality of TFP’s materials, which also can help enhance fracture toughness, EMI shielding, electrical conductivity, galvanic corrosion prevention, and corrosion and abrasion resistance. Optiveil is available in range of fiber types to enable a variety of aesthetic finishes and CTE matching. Other reported benefits include a resin-rich surface finish with micro crack suppression and minimum microporosity. The highly porous structure of the veil reportedly delivers enhanced resin flow, aiding resin distribution in the part without the use of additional flow media.

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