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Tufnol and NASA


PTFE, Plastic machining, machined components

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the United States government agency responsible for the civilian space programme, aeronautics and aerospace research has approved the use of Tufnol materials in their new space technologies.


Tufnol epoxy resin bonded grades

The Tufnol epoxy resin bonded grade range of materials has been tested by NASA and approved for use in space. These composites have low out-gassing properties and can easily withstand the exigencies of working in space and display total reliability when functioning under such unusual and extreme conditions.


Uses in satellites

Components made from Tufnol epoxy grade materials help to supply power and control satellite telemetry. Longevity and durability are essential for any components involved in satellite missions and Tufnol epoxy grade materials fulfil these criteria utterly, giving many years of service.


NASA’s vision

We reach for new heights and reveal the unknown for the benefit of humankind

Tufnol is proud to support NASA in the realisation of their visionM


Starchaser Project

Starchaser Industries, a privately held, high technology group of companies that specialises in the development, operation and commercialisation of space related projects and services, plans to become the first private company to put tourists into space in their 70ft Starchaser rocket. Based in the UK, their outreach team carry out educational activities and visit over 200 schools per year. Tufnol epoxy grade materials feature in their rocket design.


Quality

At Tufnol Composites, quality is our watchword and an integral part of our culture. Our quality systems are routinely subjected to scrutiny by a number of independent inspection authorities and major international companies who rigorously audit our ISO 9001 and AS9100 accreditations

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