Article - 16 Jun 2004
Ciba Specialty Chemicals have released IRGATEC CR 76 a polymer modifier which allows the manufacturer to allows the producer of nonwoven fabrics to use standard polypropylene spunbond grades or...
Article - 7 May 2001
Melt processable with good high frequency electrical characteristics. Relative advantages, disadvantages and appliances are listed together with a table of typical properties.
Article - 24 Apr 2001
Matrix and fibre materials are described, as are prepreg forming processes, post impregnation processes and fabrication processes such as tube and rod formation, hydroforming, diaphragm and stretch...
Article - 8 May 2001
Component materials for thermosetting composites are described. Reinforcement materials include glass, carbon, aramid and other fibres, while matrix include polyester, epoxy, vinyl ester and...
Article - 5 Dec 2017
In this interview AZoM speaks to Matt Mahier from Instron about tire testing, the applications and solutions.
Article - 3 Jul 2017
Sizing formulations are a blend of several chemicals, typically, but not necessarily, diluted in water. Sizing is used by fiber producers to “size” or coat their fibers.
Article - 30 Apr 2001
Techniques such as sheet moulding, pultrusion, filament winding, prepreg moulding and resin transfer moulding can be used to produce thermoset composites. These processes can be applied to a wide...
Article - 9 Mar 2001
This novel family of materials is quite new and hence applications are relatively limited. This article describes a number of potential applications for auxetic materials including biomedical,...
Article - 15 Feb 2001
A general introduction to composites utilising a thermoplastic matrix. Key properties and applications such as automotive, aerospace, construction and materials handling are outlined.
Article - 15 Sep 2016
This article discusses an application where polymer and compact synthetic (such as webbing fabric, pellets, textile etc.) yarn, filaments (such as polyester or polyethylene, polypropylene (PP)), and...