Multilayered glass fibre-reinforced composites in rotational moulding

W. C. Chang, E. Harkin-Jones, M. Kearns, M. McCourt

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Abstract

The potential of multiple layer fibre-reinforced mouldings is of growing interest to the rotational moulding industry because of their cost/performance ratio. The particular problem that arises when using reinforcements in this process relate to the fact that the process is low shear and good mixing of resin and reinforcement is not optimum under those conditions. There is also a problem of the larger/heavier reinforcing agents segregating out of the powder to lay up on the inner part surface. In this study, short glass fibres were incorporated and distributed into a polymer matrix to produce fibre-reinforced polymer composites using the rotational moulding process and characterised in terms of morphology and mechanical properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)708-713
Number of pages6
JournalAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1353
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011

Keywords

  • fibre-reinforced composite
  • glass fibre
  • reinforcements
  • rotational moulding

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