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...
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.
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...
Article - 22 May 2006
The low velocity impact response of a range of foam based sandwich structures has been investigated using an instrumented falling weight impact tower. Shear fracture was found to occur in the PVC/PUR...
Article - 23 Oct 2017
Toray Advanced Composites provides advanced, market leading fire-retardant composites for the aircraft interiors industry.