“The prepreg solution we are delivering to the market will enable the removal of phenolic chemistry from the sector, a strategy clearly defined by the major market original equipment manufacturer (OEMs). Extensive independent testing carried out by certified industry test houses has proven that TCS solution exceeds the demands of FAR 25.853, producing values equivalent or better in terms of both heat release and smoke density. Values such as these have only previously been seen in phenolic systems,” said Andy Pointon, managing director of TCS in a press release by the company.
“Additional benefits derived from the change in chemistry, over and above health and safety in the workplace, include greatly improved finished part quality, reduction in potential rework, and resulting commercial or supply chain gains in manufacturing. The material can be oven cured allowing flexibility to manufacture large structures without autoclave curing. All test properties achieved to date have been produced from oven cured laminates.
“Due to the more structural nature of the material, we see potential for lighter weight structures which will further enhance fire performance properties. This patented system will be introduced globally, exclusively by TCS, with the support of our technical and manufacturing partner Microtex Composites Srl,” added Pointon.
TCS is an advanced composite solutions company providing its customers and partners with market development, technical and engineering support along with optimised products within advanced resin, adhesives, fibre and prepreg markets. (PC)
Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India