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It is known that the best flax fibres can compete in terms of mechanical properties with glass fibres. However, during the manufacturing process flax fibres are often damaged, and hence, the properties can be lowered. Furthermore, these properties change from batch to batch (depending on the time...
Wound highly porous oxide matrix (WHIPOX) ceramic matrix composites consist of oxide fibers (mullite- or alumina-type) which are embedded in mullite- or alumina-rich matrices, respectively. In the ideal case the fiber distribution is homogeneous; in reality, however, fabrication (winding)-induced...
The development of a reactive pultrusion process is presented by considering the advantages of an in situ polymerisation of thermoplastic lauryllactam monomers. The specifics of the reaction injection unit, of the fibre-drying oven and of different pultrusion dies are given. Models were developed...