Technology and development of self-reinforced polymer composites

B. Alcock, T. Peijs

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    In recent years there has been an increasing amount of interest, both commercially and scientifically, in the emerging field of "self-reinforced polymer composites". These materials, which are sometimes also referred to as "single polymer composites", or "all-polymer composites", were first conceived in the 1970s, and are now beginning to appear in a range of commercial products. While high mechanical performance polymer fibres or tapes are an obvious precursor for composite development, various different technologies have been developed to consolidate these into two- or three-dimensional structures. This paper presents a review of the various processing techniques that have been reported in the literature for the manufacture of self-reinforced polymer composites from fibres or tapes of different polymers, and so exploit the fibre or tape performance in a commercial material or product.

    Originele taal-2Engels
    TitelAdvances in Polymer Science
    Aantal pagina's76
    StatusGepubliceerd - 2013

    Publicatie series

    NaamAdvances in Polymer Science
    ISSN van geprinte versie00653195


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