Article - 6 Sep 2001
Relative advantages, disadvantages and applications are listed together with a table of typical properties.
Article - 5 Sep 2001
Better impact performance than SMAc. Higher temperature stability than ABS. Better creep resistance than SAN or ABS. May be electroplated and is easily processable.
Article - 27 Aug 2001
Designers are sometimes reluctant to use fibre reinforced plastic composites as the long term effects of factors such as loading and environmental effects. This article looks at these effects and how...
Article - 3 Aug 2001
Carbon fibres exhibit generally superior performance in tensile, compressive and flexural properties as well as fatigue resistance however, they are expensive and exhibit lower impact strength....
Article - 23 May 2001
Aluminium, glass reinforced plastics and fibre reinforced composites are the main materials used in small commercial marine craft. Each of these materials has its place in the industry and its...
Article - 16 May 2001
Improved manufacturing processability compared with unmodified polyamide 6/6 grades. Relative advantages, disadvantages and applications are listed together with a table of typical properties.
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 - 3 May 2001
By combining the bimaleimide system with epoxies, a new system was developed. It has increased the fracture toughness and the fracture energy with modest reductions in both the modulus and the glass...
Article - 11 Apr 2001
This article looks at technologies that have been used for displays for video output. The materials and technologies associated with emerging technologies such as LCD's, PDP's, FED's are described as...
Article - 7 Mar 2001
Smart coatings provide an optimal response to an external stimulus. They have potential applications in building windows for thermal/UV control, wear and corrosion and aerospace. Also covered are...