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Recently there has been increased interest in using thermoplastic encapsulant materials in photovoltaic modules, but concerns have been raised about whether these would be mechanically stable at high temperatures in the field. Recently, this has become a significant topic of discussion [...]

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As creep of polymeric materials is potentially a safety concern for photovoltaic modules, the potential for module creep has become a significant topic of discussion in the development of IEC 61730 and IEC 61215. To investigate the possibility of creep, modules were constructed, using [...]

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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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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 [...]

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Conference 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 [...]

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FIDAMC(Fundación para la Investigación, Desarrollo y Aplicación de Materiales Compuestos) ,  has been investigating different technologies, under the frame of several research projects funded by Clean Sky initiatives and Spanish governmental entities, [...]

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One of the weak points of the structures made of carbon fibre reinforced materials and thermosetting matrix is its mechanical impact behavior. In order to improve it, materials reinforced with carbon fiber and thermoplastic resin matrix are under study. In addition to the mechanical [...]

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Through this study two different natural fibres composites were characterized from the point of view of decomposition kinetics comparing two kinetics models, Kissinger and Model Free Kinetics in order to estimate the lifetime of the composites. Composite materials were prepared [...]