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Optimization in Thermoplastic Prepregging System

  • M. Nasir
  • H. Ishak
  • B. Azahari

Abstract

Thermoplastic (TP) composites, particularly those of continuous and uniaxial types are gaining popularity, judging from the numerous reports available (Carlson, 1991; Ford, 1991). Amongst the various reasons for such a growth include better damage tolerance, longer pot-life, easier shaping and repair and of course recyclability, albeit still possessing inferior chemical resistance and lower elevated temperature performance.

Keywords

Doctor Blade Puller System Theoretical Plot Resin Uptake Fibre Weight Fraction 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Nasir
    • 1
  • H. Ishak
    • 1
  • B. Azahari
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Industrial TechnologyUniversiti Sains MalaysiaMinden PenangMalaysia

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