Technical Fibre Products Inc.

679 Mariaville Rd.
Schenectady, NY 12306 US

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Typical Applications

Find out about some of the typical applications for our products in advanced composites:

High quality surface finish – OPTIVEIL® and OPTIMAT® nonwovens provide a high quality, resin rich surface finish to a composite part. They are used extensively as surfacing veil; minimising the problem of print through, reducing the amount of further processing required and delivering a high quality finish with the required surface aesthetic.

Surface functionality - OPTIVEIL® and OPTIMAT® can be used to impart additional surface functionality including: corrosion, abrasion and fatigue resistance, as well as EMI shielding, electrostatic dissipation and electrical ground planes.

Adhesive carriers – OPTIVEIL® ultra lightweight nonwovens provide an effective support or carrier for adhesive films and fragile materials. They enable the uniform wet out of adhesive, ensuring a defined and consistent film thickness, while ultimately improving the resilience and handling of the final product.

EMI shielding & conductivity - The OPTIVEIL® and OPTIMAT® ranges include an extensive selection of materials specially designed for delivering electrical conductivity and EMI shielding functionality. Typical applications include shielding of avionics or electronics from EMI radiation, static dissipation, radar signature management, conductive tapes, ground plane solutions and resistive heating.

Fracture toughness improvement – Our new range of thermoplastic veils deliver a proven increase in Mode-I and Mode-II interlaminar fracture toughness of laminated fibre reinforced composites. The lightweight veils are interleaved between reinforcement plies to improve mechanical properties without the need for significant changes to the composite manufacturing method.

Galvanic corrosion protection – Our dielectric nonwovens provide an extremely uniform, lightweight barrier to prevent the occurrence of galvanic corrosion.

Resin flow media – OPTIVEIL® & OPTIMAT® are highly porous and can facilitate resin flow during fabrication, providing enhanced resin transportation with the added benefit of surface functionality or a high quality finish.Our nonwovens remove the need to use additional flow media, ultimately lowering resin usage and scrap. 

A Message from Technical Fibre Products Inc.

Optiveil & Optimat for Advanced Composites

TFP’s OPTIVEIL® and OPTIMAT® ranges have been specifically designed for composites.

Tecnofire Fire Protection

TECNOFIRE® is a unique range of intumescent materials, providing the ideal solution for passive fire protection.

As Seen In CompositesWorld

nonwoven for aerospace composites

Technical Fibre Products microfiber support veils
Technical Fibre Products has launched its range of next-generation surfacing and adhesive support veils, for superior flexibility and surface smoothness.

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) nonwovens, JEC World 2

JEC World 2019 preview: Technical Fibre Products
Technical Fibre Products (TFP, Burneside, U.K., 5/P32) is launching its range of next-generation surfacing and adhesive support veils, designed to offer superior flexibility and surface smoothness, and to supplement the company’s current Optiveil materials.

BBVA headquarters use composite sun panels made with Scott Bader Crestapol 1212 resin

Developing fire-resistant resins for composites
Ashland, Polynt-Reichhold and Scott Bader discuss chemistries, applications and future developments for FR composites.

SAERcore LEO micro sandwich for fire retardant composites

Withstanding fire without the weight
New composites meet stringent fire requirements while lightweighting ships, rail cars and battery boxes for electric cars and planes.

Whitestone Bridge in the Bronx, NY uses Tecnofire in its FRP wind fairings

Tecnofire adds fire resistance to transportation and infrastructure applications
Intumescent nonwoven veils improve the fire performance of composites in bridge, bus, building, marine and aircraft structures.

advanced nonwovens

TFP announces plans for expansion
Technical Fibre Products has announced a capacity increase to meet increasing demand for advanced nonwovens across all markets.

TFP nonwovens for surface finishing.

CAMX 2018 preview: TFP
TFP (Schenectady, NY, US) is emphasizing its nonwovens for composites surface finishing for industries including aerospace, automotive and sporting goods.

CCM Hockey stick

TFP nonwovens used in CCM Hockey sticks
Technical Fibre Products announced that their lightweight nonwovens play a key part in enhancing the composite fabrication of the next generation of CCM Hockey sticks.

Technical Fibre Products' Optiveil nonwoven.

JEC World 2018 preview: Technical Fibre Products
Technical Fibre Products is featuring its Optiveil nonwovens, designed to deliver a high-quality surface finish.

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Webinar: Nonwovens for fire protection
CompositesWorld is presenting a free TFP-sponsored webinar on Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. EST titled, “Enhancing Composite Fire Protection Using Advanced Nonwovens.”

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Webinar: Fire protection with nonwovens
CompositesWorld is presenting a free Technical Fibre Products-sponsored webinar on Jan. 31 at 2:00 p.m. ET titled, “Enhancing Composite Fire Protection Using Advanced Nonwovens.”

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Tods Aerospace finalist for materials innovation award
UK-based Tods Aerospace has collaborated with Technical Fibre Products (TFP) to develop a nonwoven veil for static dissipation applications.

Technical Fibre Products nonwoven.

CAMX 2017 preview: Technical Fibre Products
Technical Fibre Products (TFP, Schenectady, NY, US) is exhibiting new nonwoven materials.

The carbon fiber reclaimed from waste.

Composites recycling: Gaining traction
Recycling of carbon fiber, glass fiber and — at last — resins, is growing as new players enter the space.

Technical Fibre Products joins IACMI
TFP has more than 30 years of experience in designing and manufacturing technical nonwoven materials for advanced composites and membership of IACMI highlights the company’s continued commitment to growing business in this area.

JEC World 2017 exhibit preview
JEC World will be held March 14-16 in Paris. CW previews some of the products and technologies that will be at the show.

Webinar: Nonwovens in composites
CompositesWorld is presenting a free webinar on Nov. 22 at 2:00 p.m. EST, sponsored by Technical Fibre Products (TFP) and titled "Learn how to Enhance the Performance, Properties and Production of Composite Structures using Nonwovens."

CAMX 2016 preview: Technical Fibre Products
Technical Fibre Products (TFP, Schenectady, NY, US) will exhibit its line of nonwovens.

carbon fiber

Fiber reinforcement forms
Fibers used to reinforce composites are supplied directly by fiber manufacturers and indirectly by converters in a number of different forms, which vary depending on the application. Here's a guide to what's available.

JEC World 2016 exhibition and product previews
JEC World 2016 will be held in Paris March 8-10. These are some of the products that will be found at the show.

Technical Fibre Products opens new production line
The new nonwovens production line, based on the company's wet-laid technology, doubles TFP's production capacity and represents a significant expansion investment.

Product Categories of Technical Fibre Products Inc.

Aramid
Aramid, Other
Aramid, Other
Aramid, Stitched (knitted, nonwoven)
Aramid, Surfacing veil
Aramid/glass hybrid, Other
Aramid/glass hybrid, Other
Aramid/glass hybrid, Stitched (knitted, nonwoven)
Aramid/glass hybrid, Surfacing veil
Basalt, Other
Basalt, Other
Basalt, Stitched (knitted, nonwoven)
Basalt, Surfacing veil
Carbon
Carbon, Other
Carbon, Other
Carbon, Stitched (knitted, nonwoven)
Carbon, Surfacing veil
Carbon/aramid hybrid, Other
Carbon/aramid hybrid, Other
Carbon/aramid hybrid, Stitched (knitted, nonwoven)
Carbon/aramid hybrid, Surfacing veil
Carbon/carbon composites
Carbon/glass hybrid, Other
Carbon/glass hybrid, Other
Carbon/glass hybrid, Stitched (knitted, nonwoven)
Carbon/glass hybrid, Surfacing veil
Ceramic
Ceramic
Ceramic, Other
Ceramic, Other
Ceramic, Stitched (knitted, nonwoven)
Ceramic, Surfacing veil
C-glass, Other
C-glass, Other
C-glass, Stitched (knitted, nonwoven)
C-glass, Surfacing veil
Colorant, pigments
Conductive
Conductive fillers
Decorative
E-Glass
E-Glass, Other
E-Glass, Other
E-Glass, Stitched (knitted, nonwoven)
E-Glass, Surfacing veil
Electrostatic
Fabric
Fibers, metallized
Flame retardant
Flame/smoke-suppressant additives
Hybrid fiber
Infrastructure, composite
Laminate sheets, solid
Mat
Metal matrix composites
Metallic
Metallized, Other
Metallized, Stitched (knitted, nonwoven)
Other additives/modifiers
Other inorganic fibers
Other preforms
Other, Other
Other, Other
Other, Stitched (knitted, nonwoven)
Other, Surfacing veil
Protective
Quartz
Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type)
Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Other
Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Other
Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Stitched (knitted, nonwoven)
Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Surfacing veil
Tape
Toughening agents