Abstract

This work investigated the feasibility of the use of a novel infusible thermoplastic resin (Elium 150 from Arkema) for composite laminate manufacture by resin infusion methods and possible application in the shipbuilding sector. We compared the properties of Elium glass-fibre laminates [...]

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In this work, we conducted an extensive comparative study of the water absorption behavior and retention of mechanical properties of a group of GRP composite laminates manufactured with a range of infusible thermosetting and thermoplastics resins. All laminates were manufactured [...]

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Fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials find increasing acceptance and application in a
number of transport sectors (aviation, land & waterborne transport) due to their lightweight [...]

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Fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials find increasing acceptance and application in a number of transport sectors due to their lightweight nature, which provides a significant advantage in terms of lower fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, in line with relevant [...]

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Glass-fibre reinforced polymer (GRP) composite materials are the most widely adopted amongst fibrereinforced polymer composites globally, with approximately 1 million tons produced annually in the EU alone. GRP’s find very wide use and application in a number of industrial [...]