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Pultrusion of thermoplastic composites
March 29, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT
Pultrusion is an automated composite manufacturing process allowing the continuous production of constant cross-section beams. Pultrusion has been successfully used in the industry with thermoset polymers. The pultrusion of thermoplastic polymer composites, however, has not reached the same level of industrial penetration. This is mostly due to the high viscosity of melted thermoplastic polymers that hinders impregnation as well as surface finish issues.
In this webinar, we will discuss the scientific and technical challenges that were solved to mature this technology. Results will be presented with a wide range of reinforcements such as flax, glass, carbon combined with polymers such as polypropylene, nylon, polyetherimide, and polyetheretherketone. An application of the process: pultrusion of beams with off-axis properties will be covered. The presentation will finally discuss some applications of the technology and how to assess if it is suitable for your applications.
Louis Laberge Lebel
Associate Professor at Polytechnique Montréal
This presentation is part of the ongoing CKN webinar series. Content discussed in the webinar is linked to the Knowledge in Practice Centre, allowing users to access this and other content in a consistent and coherent manner.
This webinar is co-hosted by Composites Knowledge Network (CKN) and SAMPE Canada