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TFP hires Chinese firm for nonwoven composite materials



Published August 28, 2014
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Technical Fibre Products (TFP) has appointed China-based JianYe and BluDot Group as the exclusive distributor of its Optiveil, Optimat and Tecnofire nonwovens for China, Taiwan and Singapore.

JianYe and BluDot Group Co., Ltd, a Guangzou located company, founded in 1993, operates across a number of sectors including composites. The special raw materials division of JianYe & BluDot will handle marketing of TFP products.

This division founded as BluDot Asia in Singapore is in to import and distribution of materials for composites.

Optiveil and Optimat are used for composite surfacing solutions and depending on fibers, they offer additional functionality such as conductivity, EMI shielding and corrosion & abrasion resistance.

Tecnofire also provides surface functionality, delivering highly effective passive fire protection for composites without compromising the integrity of the structure.

Supported by JianYe and BluDot Group, TFP will be exhibiting at the China Composites Expo in Shanghai next month from Sept. 3-5.

On display at the expo will be a range of new developments including electrostatic and lightning compatible composite pipes suitable for use in aircraft fuel systems.

This patent pending product, TFP said, saves up to 200 kg in weight per aircraft, potentially equating to an estimated fuel saving of up to 26,000 kg per aircraft per annum.

Among other products on show include the world's lightest nonwoven carbon veil at 2 g/m² which is an ideal material for use as a carrier or support for fragile materials or adhesive films.

Also on display are a range of recycled carbon nonwovens which demonstrate comparable properties to virgin carbon fiber veils with the added benefit of environmental sustainability.

Alongside, TFP will also be promoting the full range of Optiveil, Optimat and Tecnofire materials.

Commenting on the partnership, Lisa Tan, sales director at BluDot said, “We are delighted to be working with TFP and look forward to using our expertise in the composites industry to help TFP grow their business in Asia with a focus on quality and service".

Adam Black, business development director at TFP, said, "The appointment of JianYe and BluDot Group comes as a result of growing demand for TFP's advanced nonwovens in the Asian composites market. This partnership will ensure that TFP continues to develop their business in the Asia Pacific region, providing a local contact whilst maintaining the company's consistent high levels of customer service and technical support."