Article - 27 Aug 2001
The acceptance of fibre reinforced plastic composites (FRP's) by the automotive industry has been limited somewhat by a lack of understanding of impact properties. The advantages of these materials...
Article - 2 May 2002
Have you ever wondered what Kevlar, Twaron or Aramid fibres were, what their properties are, or what they are used for? This article will give you the basic answers to all these questions.
Article - 23 Oct 2003
The Dutch solar car Nuna II won the 2003 solar car challenge setting a new record thanks to a combination of space age materials. These included gallium arsenide, carbon fibre and aramid fibres....
Article - 20 Apr 2001
This article briefly describes what thermoset composites are, provides properties of some common examples and outlines design considerations and market trends.
Article - 27 Nov 2001
Fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) concrete provides an alternative to steel reinforced concrete. It overcomes corrosion problems, possesses high strength and low stiffness and cracks in the matrix are...
Article - 27 May 2003
Polyaramid fiber is an infusible, wholly aromatic polymer that can strictly be described as nylon T, T – but rarely is. Manufactured only as a fiber (by solution spinning) and is characterized by high...
Article - 26 May 2003
Properties are provided for a polyaramid fibre reinforced polyphenylene sulphide matrix polymer matrix composite.
Article - 22 May 2003
Chemical, physical and thermal properties are provided for polyaramid polymetaphenylene isophthalamide, also known as Nomex. Applications and availabel forms are also detailed.
Article - 8 May 2003
StormRoom is a kevlar reinforced room that can be built into homes to protect people from tornados. Posted May 7 2003
Article - 20 May 2002
Composites are common place in automotive and aerospace applications, however they have not been exploited in building and construction. LTM provides a technology and advantages that could potentially...