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Achieve maximum performance under thermal stress.

With high-strength and rigid fiber preforms using TFP

For optimum performance in fluctuating temperatures

with high-performance or natural fibers + functional integration

Precise adaptation to complex shapes and designs.

Tailored Fiber Placement made by TFP Technology
Thermoset fiber preforms

Using an innovative TFP process, we produce fiber preforms for thermoset processing . The integration of high-performance fibers or sustainable fibers gives the textile preforms special properties that result in high strength and rigidity. In combination with thermosets, new and unique application possibilities arise, including in the aerospace and automotive industries. Fiber preforms really come into their own where temperatures fluctuate greatly. Despite high thermal loads, they retain their shape and strength. Our technology enables precise adaptation to complex shapes and designs. This enables us to offer tailor-made fiber preforms with and without functional integration for your specific requirements.

Benefit from these advantages:

Our semi-finished textile products are suitable as reinforcement structures for all products made of plastic or SMC material. They impress with their outstanding textile, thermal, mechanical and optical properties.

No matter what challenge you are currently facing with your product or component, let us work together to find a way to optimize your products.

Thermoset processing methods for textile preforms

RTM (Resin Transfer Molding)

RTM is a process in which reinforcing fibers (such as glass, carbon or aramid fibers) are placed in a closed mold and then impregnated with liquid resin. The resin hardens inside the mold, resulting in a strong, lightweight and complex-shaped composite material.

RTM is mainly carried out with thermosetting resins, as these offer excellent mechanical properties and thermal resistance.

SMC hot pressing (Sheet Molding Compound)

SMC hot pressing (sheet molding compound) is a process that is typically used in the field of thermoset materials. The resin used in this process is a thermosetting resin that hardens under heat and pressure and forms a solid, non-meltable structure.

Vacuum injection processes

Also known as Vacuum Infusion Process. In this process, a dry fiber structure is placed in a mold and covered with a film to create a vacuum. The resin is sucked into the mold by the vacuum and saturates the fiber structure. After impregnation, the resin hardens and forms the finished part.

This process can be used with both thermoplastic and thermosetting resins, depending on the desired properties of the end product.

Vacuum expansion processes

This is a more specialized technique in which a foam core is placed in the middle of the mold and then covered on both sides with fiber material and resin. Under vacuum, the resin is drawn into the fibers while the foam core expands and gives the entire system its final shape. After curing, a light and rigid composite part is created. Similar to the vacuum injection process, this process can be used with both types of resins, depending on the requirements of the finished product.

Textile preforms reinforce components and products in these and other applications

Aerospace

Due to their high strength and low weight, fiber preforms are ideal for components that need to be light yet stable.

Automotive engineering

Due to their high strength and low weight, textile preforms are ideal for components that need to be light and stable.

Building industry

Fiber preforms are used in high-strength, lightweight construction elements that are used for bridges, buildings or even in special floor coverings.

Medical technology

Textile preforms are used in the manufacture of prostheses and orthopaedic aids, where their lightness and strength are advantageous.

Shipbuilding

In shipbuilding, preforms are used to reinforce structures and reduce weight, especially in high-speed boats and yachts.

Sport & Leisure

Here, the flexibility in design and the high strength enable the manufacture of high-performance, durable products such as skis, bicycles, snowboards, etc.

Textile preforms for further processing using thermosetting processes

Together we develop the right combination of carrier material, fiber or fiber mix, fiber orientation and contour of the reinforcement structure (preform) for further processing in your component or product. Right from the start, we pay attention to the cost-efficient production of your semi-finished products.

Our fiber preforms and functional elements are suitable for further processing with these

thermosetting processes:

  • SMC hot pressing (Sheet Molding Compound)
  • RTM (Resin Transfer Molding)
  • Vacuum injection processes
  • Vacuum expansion processes

Choose the right fiber or fiber combination

For your specific application, we find the right fiber or fiber combination that offers the required material properties for your textile preform. Combine different lightweight fibers with each other or with metal fibers to create hybrid structures. Your product and your application determine the right mix of materials.

We will be happy to advise you personally!

Sustainable natural fibers for thermoset processing methods

High-performance fibers for thermoset processing methods

Benefit from preforms using tailored fiber placement

Economical

Cost-efficient production of complex preforms

Complex structures

Complex patterns, layers or arrangements of fibers in preforms for precise reinforcement

Lightweight & stable

Lightweight fibers and carrier materials, but high rigidity due to optimal fiber orientation

Hybrid

Individual combination of lightweight fibers (carbon, glass fiber, aramid, basalt, ...) and metals

Multifunctional

Seamless integration of heating wires or sensor threads in fiber preforms

Reproducible

Production with high repeat accuracy in small and large series

Textile preforms from the manufacturer

  • Do you want to make your plastic component or product more stable,lighter and more efficient ?
  • Are you looking for a manufacturer who will work with you  to develop a customized fiber reinforcement that flexibly strengthens your component  exactly where you need the structural performance most?

Get in touch with us! We look forward to your idea or challenge!

We create your dry preforms

Fiber preforms can do even more

Faser-Preforms für thermoplastische Weiterverarbeitung vom Hersteller TFP Technology

Fiber preforms for thermoplastic processing methods

Using an advanced TFP process, we produce fiber preforms especially for processing with thermoplastics.

Elektrische Heizelemente vom Hersteller TFP Technology

Electric heating elements - also for integration in fiber composites

Integrate a heating function seamlessly and homogeneously into your fiber composite component or plastic product!

Sensormatten & textile Sensoren vom Hersteller TFP Technology

Preforms with sensors for integration into fiber composites

Seamlessly expand your fiber composite component with necessary or additional functions, such as damage sensing, measurement data acquisition, data transmission and much more!

Find out more about textile preforms