Tufnol Composites are themselves proud to boast first-tier supplier status to Airbus UK - but also supply materials and finished machined components to other global Tier 1 manufacturers in the Airbus supply chain.
Key to our Aerospace industry credentials is that we can provide full and uninterrupted traceability for the materials and machined components that we supply
We are completely unique in the UK in that we are able to take reinforcements, and high performance resin systems, and combine them to produce our own Prepregs which are then moulded and/or pressed to produce a variety of standard forms, such as sheet rod or tube – all on one single site here in Birmingham.
Our materials expertise, quality and innovative thinking means that Tufnol components are present on all current Airbus platforms in service today.
In cooperation with a major supplier of composite panels to Airbus, we have specially developed materials that will withstand high temperature autoclave processing without degradation. These high performance epoxy/glass grades are particularly suitable for use as hard-points in fairings and composite panels.
For applications involving elevated temperatures, our polyimide/glass Grade 6G/92 provides exceptional thermal endurance at temperatures up to and including 2500C. Components manufactured from this material are used in galley equipment, and in the wings of the A380.
The stringent quality systems that we apply during the manufacture of our standard materials is also ever-present in our fully comprehensive machine shops which produce a variety of aircraft components in many other types of engineering plastics such as Nylon, PTFE, Acetal and PEEK.