Developments in Reinforced Plastics—5

Processing and Fabrication

  • G. Pritchard

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. J. B. Cattanach, F. N. Cogswell
    Pages 1-38
  3. Gottfried Wiedemann, Horst Rothe
    Pages 83-119
  4. Charles Y-C. Lee
    Pages 121-150
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 267-271

About this book


Any series with a title beginning Developments in. . . is obviously intended to report innovatory and novel ideas. The trouble with innovatory thinking is that it often seems too esoteric for practical people to bother with. Certainly, this book is not meant primarily to be a quick-reference manual for fabricators. Its purpose is rather to signal the kind of developments which almost certainly will impinge on the world of reinforced plastics in, say, four or five years' time. In this particular volume most of the authors have directly or indirectly addressed the practical problems of processing and fabrica­ tion with reinforced plastics. There has been no attempt to review the current state-of-the-art of producing fabricated articles in reinforced plastics by such techniques as filament winding or pultrusion because these subjects have already been well covered elsewhere. Nor have I even tried to provide a comprehensive survey of all that could be called new in this field. Instead, I have simply taken a number of important and somewhat underestimated topics, generally material­ orientated rather than machine-centred, and asked leading figures to summarise the scene. At the risk of appearing arbitrary let us consider the first chapter by Cattanach and Cogswell. They tell us how a new material has been produced which not only adds to the range of composites available, it makes possible new fabrication processes (at least, new to FRP). Consequently it should result ultimately in many new markets and products. The opportunities are lucidly and imagina­ tively set out.


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Editors and affiliations

  • G. Pritchard
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Industrial, Organic and Polymer ChemistryKingston PolytechnicKingston upon Thames, SurreyUK

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8356-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-4179-3
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