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 - 6 Jun 2002
Typical properties of fibre reinforced polymers are outlined as well as those that can be modified/improved through composition changes. Properties of E-glass fibre and woven roving reinforced...
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 - 24 May 2001
Various thermoplastics such as acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, fluoropolymers, polyamides, polyarylates, polycarbonate, polysulphones, thermoplastic polyesters and polyimides, polyoxymethylene,...
Article - 15 Feb 2001
This article defines what thermoset composites are, provides key properties and outlines some common applications, including personal armour, automotive, marine and sporting goods.
Article - 12 Jun 2003
Vectra liquid crystal polyesters are a group of high performance thermoplastics deriving properties from their liquid crystalline nature. Morphology and processing are covered as are mechanical,...
Article - 26 Mar 2001
The evolution of the tennis racket, from early wooden models through to modern day composites is described, as well as considering the potential use of piezoelectrics in the future.
Article - 7 Nov 2003
Thermopole is a new polymer-based lamp post that reduces the impact force absorbed by a vehicle and driver during a collision. Properties and advantages of the product are outlined. Posted November 5...
Article - 23 Aug 2003
With automotive manufacturers increasingly turning to lighter materials such as composites, there is also increased pressure on them to recycle these materials. Pyrolysis is a process that can be used...
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...