Tenax™ ThermoPlastic Consolidated Laminate (TPCL) is made of several layers of carbon woven fabric coated with a thermoplastic polymer. It is based on Tenax™ Carbon Fibers and high-temperature polymer matrix systems to provide superior mechanical, chemical and thermal properties. Teijin offers this material in sizes from 800 mm to 1,200 mm, with different stacking sequences and special surface layers, such as glass fabric for the prevention of corrosion or bronze mesh for lightning strike protection.
Tenax™ ThermoPlastic Consolidated Laminate for production processes
Tenax™ TPCL can be heated above its melting temperature and then stamped in a metallic mold within a few minutes. It is suited for large-scale production of parts requiring high mechanical performance, including as structural components for aerospace. TPCL brackets and TPCL clips are used as structural connectors on the Airbus A350.
The benefits of Tenax™ ThermoPlastic Consolidated Laminate
- 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
- Thermoformable (press forming)
- Short cycle time
- Large-volume application
- Automated process (pick and place)
- Thermoplastic joining technologies
Tenax™ ThermoPlastic Consolidated Laminate for medical applications
Tenax™-E TPCL PEEK-HTA40 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.