Composite articles comprising in-situ-polymerisable thermoplastic material and processes for their construction

A Doyle (Inventor), J Lee (Inventor), E Archer (Inventor), K Doyle (Inventor), P Feerick (Inventor), S Coll (Inventor), C O'Bradaigh (Inventor), A Murtagh (Inventor), P Mallon (Inventor), W Stanley (Inventor)

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Abstract

A process for the manufacture of a composite article is described wherein the process comprises the steps of (i) providing on a tool (22) a fibrous material (14) having associated therewith in at least one region thereof an in-situ polymerisable non- fibrous form of a thermoplastic material; (ii) applying heat and a vacuum to said material; and additionally (iii) drawing into the fibrous material, from a source external to the tool, additional thermoplastic pre-polymer material. The process described is particularly useful for the manufacture of a large composite structure such as thermoplastic composite wind turbine blade, for example.
LanguageEnglish
Patent numberPCT/IE2007/000069
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jan 2008

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Doyle, A., Lee, J., Archer, E., Doyle, K., Feerick, P., Coll, S., ... Stanley, W. (2008). Composite articles comprising in-situ-polymerisable thermoplastic material and processes for their construction. (Patent No. PCT/IE2007/000069).
Doyle, A (Inventor) ; Lee, J (Inventor) ; Archer, E (Inventor) ; Doyle, K (Inventor) ; Feerick, P (Inventor) ; Coll, S (Inventor) ; O'Bradaigh, C (Inventor) ; Murtagh, A (Inventor) ; Mallon, P (Inventor) ; Stanley, W (Inventor). / Composite articles comprising in-situ-polymerisable thermoplastic material and processes for their construction. Patent No.: PCT/IE2007/000069.
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Doyle, A, Lee, J, Archer, E, Doyle, K, Feerick, P, Coll, S, O'Bradaigh, C, Murtagh, A, Mallon, P & Stanley, W 2008, Composite articles comprising in-situ-polymerisable thermoplastic material and processes for their construction, Patent No. PCT/IE2007/000069.

Composite articles comprising in-situ-polymerisable thermoplastic material and processes for their construction. / Doyle, A (Inventor); Lee, J (Inventor); Archer, E (Inventor); Doyle, K (Inventor); Feerick, P (Inventor); Coll, S (Inventor); O'Bradaigh, C (Inventor); Murtagh, A (Inventor); Mallon, P (Inventor); Stanley, W (Inventor).

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Doyle A, Lee J, Archer E, Doyle K, Feerick P, Coll S et al, inventors. Composite articles comprising in-situ-polymerisable thermoplastic material and processes for their construction. PCT/IE2007/000069. 2008 Jan 24.