Article - 6 Sep 2001
Greatly improved rigidity for given weight of material. Find uses for trays, cups, boxes, decorative film and tape and the like.
Article - 4 Sep 2001
Rigid parts of low weight possible, i.e. for the same rigidity, a foam of half the density of a solid needs only a 25% greater wall thickness.
Article - 31 Aug 2001
Exhibits good rigidity to weight ratio. However, surface swirl patterns produced so if high quality finish is required.
Article - 30 Aug 2001
Material components that require excellent stiffness to weight ratio properties are suitable for manufacture. Relative advantages, disadvantages and applications are listed together with a table of...
Article - 16 Aug 2001
Lowest water absorption and mould shrinkage compared with other thermosetting polyurethane’s, however, lacks machinability.
Article - 4 May 2001
Implementing foamed ABS gives increased rigidity compared to a part made from the same weight of solid material. Relative avantages, disadvantages and applications are listed together with a table of...
Article - 9 Mar 2001
This article describes the properties of an unusual material class. Unlike most materials, when stretched in one direction, auxetic materials also expand in the transverse direction, while most...
Article - 21 Jun 2004
The Panleplus project has produced a polymeric sandwich panel material based on recycled plastics. It is suited to use in commercial vehicles. Production, benefits and advantages of the lightweight...
Article - 11 Oct 2002
Pressload is a material developed to improve vehicle safety. It was deigned to reduce injury to pedestrians. Pressload uses a specially arranged geometry which provides strength and impact energy...
Article - 1 Jun 2001
Polystyrene can be made into products with wood-like properties and appearance. These materials have potential application in building in areas such as flooring, cladding, and window and door frames.