TFP - Metal Coated Fibres
TFP offer the unique capability to produce our metal coated fibres 'in-house' at our subsidiaries Electro Fiber Technologies LLC (EFT) and Metal Coated Fibers Inc (MCF). Metal plating can be carried out using either a electroless plating or an electroplating method depending on the requirements. The process offers the capability to uniformly coat either single or dual metals onto the surface of fibres.
The continuous electroplating process is shown below along with an SEM image which shows the nm thick metal coating on the surface of carbon fibres.
The continuous electroplating process is shown below along with an SEM image which shows the nm thick metal coating on the surface of carbon fibres - See more at: http://www.tfpglobal.com/products/metal-coated-fibres/#sthash.duMXohgi.dpuf
Custom Metal Coated Fibres
The flexibility of the process, which includes batch and continuous production, enables TFP (in conjunction with EFT & MCF) to offer customised metal coated fibres. The base fibre, metal type and metal coating weight applied can be controlled to meet application requirements. Options include:
- Metal options : Nickel, copper, silver, gold, ruthenium and Miralloy™
- Metal coating : 10% up to 65% of the finished product weight