T-Link® Technology

Beyond Limits

T-Link® is our advanced engineering thermoplastic resin that combines superior adhesion with the processing characteristics of a thermoplastic.

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Enhanced material performance

Enhanced
Structural Rigidity

  • High-stiffness matrix material that remains impact resistant when consolidated into continuous fiber composites
  • Can be co-processed with ballistic materials such as glass, para-aramids, and UHMW-PE to increase performance and rigidity
Weight reduction

Reduced weight
and profile

  • Allows for materials with lower ply count, hence reducing weight and profile thickness
Processing ease

Cost and
time savings

  • Does not require refrigeration
  • Reduces the layup and process time resulting in lower labor costs
  • Lower processing temperatures won’t damage natural fibers
Expanded manufacturing possibilities

Flexibility
in design

  • Transparent, pigmentable, and recyclable
  • Can be co-molded with dissimilar materials
  • Superior bond strength to a wide range of substrates

Product Portfolio

T-Link® is available in a range of melt viscosities, enabling a tailor-made solution in multiple forms*, including pellets, films, yarns and monofilaments, and micropellets.

* Some T-Link® technologies in this overview are still in development phase.

Pellets

Create stronger reinforcement

T-Link® comes in pellet form and is both injection moldable and extrudable. The recyclable resin is typically used in other formulations as a toughener. T-Link® is unique in that it has a high strain-to-failure and exhibits excellent adhesive properties.

These attributes make T-Link® resin an ideal solution for composite manufacturers that are seeking a highly customizable composite reinforcement that will be strong and not suffer from brittle failure.

Commercially available.

Film

Dry-to-the-touch for easy handling

T-Link® film is a dry-to-the-touch, engineered thermoplastic adhesive that demonstrates 99% optical clarity, therefore, it does not disrupt intended color and allows for light transmission where applicable.

T-Link® film can be processed with traditional press equipment and has a short cycle time for bonding, does not require refrigeration, and has a long shelf life. Additionally, it has low odor and is printable and pigmentable.

Commercially available.

Micropellets

Create stronger composite reinforcement

You can use T-Link® in micropellet form as binder resin for textile and nonwoven industry, or as the particulate heat activated adhesive for composite manufacturing. Our resin is unique in that it has a high strain-to-failure up to 40 percent and exhibits excellent adhesive properties.

The recyclable T-Link® powder offers a particle size distribution of 600-800 microns and has a long shelf life.

Commercially available.

Yarn/Monofilaments

Reinforcement for textile applications

Our novel T-Link® yarn and monofilaments are used as a vehicle to introduce a resin into an advanced composite fabric in order to achieve high strength, toughness, and ease of use. T-Link® yarn can effectively be co-woven or sewn into textile applications to make a dry thermoplastic composite with targeted and precise control of resin content.

Developmental technology.

Potential
Applications

Being an advanced versatile thermoplastic matrix resin, T-Link® can be used to create lightweight, highly customizable composite structures that empower performance with processibility in a wide range of markets and potential applications.

Engineered confidence

Enabling lightweight and durability for Armor

  • Headborne protection
  • Ballistic shields
  • Hard body armor inserts
  • Vehicle armor

Intelligent interlacing

Enhanced performance for sporting goods

  • Transparent composite layering
    (e. g. snow skis/snowboards)
  • Personal protection
    (e. g. football/hockey helmets, shin guards)
  • Equipment handles
    (e. g. tennis or lacrosse shafts, hockey sticks and blades)

Lightweight and structural rigidity for Automotive

  • Composite structures by compression molding
    (e. g. carbon weave roof molding)
  • Bonding
    (e. g. interior trim parts)
  • Structural reinforcement
    (e. g. composite frames for head rests)

Structural reinforcement for Aerospace

  • Point load enhancement by structural reinforcement
    (e. g. floorboards)

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