Article - 21 Aug 2001
Exhibits improved mechanical and serviceable properties. 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...
News - 11 Nov 2010
Global demand for polyolefins is expected to grow to 132 million tonnes by 2013 according to Noru Tsalic, Consultant at Applied Market Information. Polypropylene constitutes 53 million tonnes and...
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 - 13 Dec 2015
Toray Advanced Composites is a global materials technology company that supports a wide range of applications for engineered composites.
News - 8 Mar 2013
Composites Evolution will launch both glass/PFA and flax/PFA bioresin prepregs at JEC Europe, Porte de Versailles, Paris, France, on the 12 – 14 March 2013.
PFA (Polyfurfuryl Alcohol) is a...
Article - 4 May 2018
As one of the world’s largest specialty chemicals manufacturer, Evonik Industries offer an ever-expanding range of advanced, high quality polymers and composite materials to provide solutions to the...
Article - 4 Jun 2015
Fiber-reinforced composites and filled plastics used in a wide range of products use thermoset polymers as the key matrix.
Article - 9 Oct 2014
There were a vast number of challenges that NASA had to overcome when designing the Space Shuttle. This reusable spaceplane would make several trips to space carrying astronauts and payloads into low...
Article - 29 Mar 2013
Prepreg is a composite material in which a reinforcement fiber is pre-impregnated with a thermoplastic or thermoset resin matrix in a certain ratio. Prepregs have unique properties as they are cured...