Tenax® ThermoPlastics are innovative materials, which when combined with rapid production processes allow for fast processing, low scrap rates, high mechanical performance, chemical resistance and recyclability.
We think ThermoPlastics. We offer three types of products: ThermoPlastics UniDirectional (TPUD), ThermoPlastics Consolidated Laminate (TPCL) and ThermoPlastic Woven Fabric (TPWF). We continue to develop our range of Tenax® ThermoPlastics products.
Our materials combined with rapid production processes allow short processing times, low scrap rates, as well as high mechanical performance, chemical resistance and recyclability.
Tenax® TPUD is a thermoplastic unidirectional prepreg that combines two high-performance materials: carbon fibre with a tailored sizing for thermoplastic applications and a high-temperature polymer (i.e. PEEK). The TPUD is available in a wide range of widths (6.35 mm to 304.8 mm). Tenax® TPUD is offered in different fibre grades such as HTS and IMS.
The material can be laid per hand or automatically (automated tape laying, automated fibre placement) without the need for de-bulking like in thermoset prepreg, for example. It can then be consolidated in a press (static or semi-continuous) or in an oven under vacuum. Winding processing can also be applied to manufacture tubular parts in only one step.
Our Product – Your Benefits
- High-performance mechanical properties
- Low flammability, smoke and toxicity
- Excellent resistance to chemicals and solvents
- Room temperature storage and shipping
- Compliant with Health, Safety and Environment requirements
Your Process Benefits
- Out of autoclave consolidation (press forming, vacuum bagging)
- Short cycle time
- Automated processes (automated tape laying, winding for tubular parts and pressure vessels)
- Thermoplastic joining technologies
Tenax®-E TPUD PEEK-HTS45 is tested as non-cytotoxic according to DIN EN ISO 10993-5. There is no expected risk for patients when this material is reprocessed in medical devices if the contact with human skin, mucosa or damaged tissues does not exceed 24 hours.