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One of the main restrictions in adopting polymer composite materials for primary and secondary structural applications in marine vessels over 50 meters in length is concerns regarding fire retardancy and also a lack of design guidelines in general. The aim of this study is to evaluate [...]

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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 [...]