Technical Fibre Products (TFP) has core expertise in the area of wet laid non-woven fibre architectures for a range of industrial applications. With 90 dedicated employees worldwide, turnover is over £10 million. Glass, aramid, polyester, carbon, ceramic, metal and metal coated carbon fibres are examples of raw materials that are used to manufacture these specialised grades of nonwoven architecture. The organisation is an innovative manufacturer of high performance nonwoven materials for standard and bespoke applications.
TFP lightweight nonwoven veils
During the last four years TFP have doubled its turnover through organic growth. The business is committed to innovation and service, supported by investment and training. Its continuous Research & Development programme, the most extensive of its kind in the industry, is focused on developing wet laid nonwoven materials for high performance applications to meet the needs of customers worldwide.
TFP’s business purpose is “To be a highly innovative and high performance manufacturer of nonwoven materials, developing and supplying high quality products and service through high-calibre people working in partnership with quality customers and suppliers on an international basis”.
The manufacturing process at TFP
Technical Fibre Products are a wholly owned subsidiary of James Cropper plc. During 2011/2012 the parent company had a £78.2M turnover and 626 employees. The speciality paper making division within James Cropper plc is Europe’s most modern coloured and specialist paper mill with extensive converting capability.
The James Cropper plc (& TFP) site is based in the Lake District
The history of TFP centres on the development of one type of material – carbon fibre nonwoven veils, where the process of manufacturing these materials was developed in the early 1980’s as a key strategic project of the parent organisation.
The business now has over 20 years experience in the composite industry along with other key applications such as power storage / power generation (e.g. hydrogen fuel cells), cryogenic insulation, fire protection and thermal insulation. With a unique understanding and capability of developing innovative materials via strategic partnerships TFP are well positioned to meet the challenges brought via the next generation of environmentally sustainable technologies.
TFP intumescent fire protection materials - before & after temperature (190°C) activated expansion
The chemistry area expertise covers the three main fields of organic, inorganic and physical chemistry.
The materials science facilities provide fully equipped laboratories for physical and chemical testing of materials.
Technical Fibre Products
Manufacturers of technical nonwoven mats and veils
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