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TFP to introduce recycled carbon veil at CAMX in North America

19 Oct '23
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Pic: TFP
Pic: TFP


  • At the CAMX show opening on October 31, TFP will present a range of technical nonwovens for composites, including a new recycled carbon veil designed to close the carbon composite lifecycle loop.
  • This nonwoven material enhances composites' finish, functionality, and environmental responsibility, applicable to industries like aerospace and automotive.
As the CAMX show will open its doors on October 31, TFP will be exhibiting its extensive range of technical nonwovens for composites on booth Z45, including a brand-new recycled carbon veil designed to close the carbon composite lifecycle loop.

TFP, which is part of the James Cropper group, has been working with recycled carbon fibre for over 15 years, developing the expertise to manufacture a high-quality veil using fibre reclaimed from the composite manufacturing supply chain. The resulting veil can be reused in a composite, effectively closing the loop and providing a viable route for the recycling of fibres previously considered as waste, the company said in a press release.

“Creating future focused and environmentally friendly solutions for the composites industry are a priority for TFP. Our goal is to proactively help our customers achieve both their technical and sustainability goals, and our extensive experience in working with recycled carbon has enabled us to do just that; we are delighted to introduce our new range of high-performance nonwovens made both from composites and for composites,” Mike Campbell, VP of sales at TFP, said.

The recycled carbon veil is part of TFP’s sustainable nonwovens range, specifically designed to improve the finish, fabrication or functionality of a composite, while simultaneously enabling customers to demonstrate environmental responsibility without compromising on performance or quality. The veil can be used in a range of applications such as aerospace interiors, sporting goods and automotive and Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) components and has already been used to manufacture composite parts with excellent results. Like our traditional OPTIVEIL range, our recycled nonwovens can be easily integrated into a composite as a surfacing or semi-structural layer, providing a number of solutions; typical properties include enabling a high-quality resin rich surface finish, as well as imparting electrical conductivity, and high temperature and chemical resistance.

Alongside the recycled carbon veil, TFP will be showcasing a broad range of its traditional materials. These range from metal coated EMI shielding veils, to Aramid which delivers abrasion resistance, PPS for improved interlaminar fracture toughness, Tecnofire for fire protection and dielectric glass and polyester veils which are used extensively as carriers & supports for adhesives and fragile materials. All of TFP’s materials also confer a high-quality resin rich finish to the composite surface, reducing cost and time in further processing and painting.

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