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Glass Reinforcing Transparent Polycarbonate Glazing
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published October 16, 2001 by SAE International in United States
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Event: International Body Engineering Conference & Exhibition and Automotive & Transportation Technology Congress SAE 2002 World Congress & Exhibition International Body Engineering Conference & Exposition
This paper outlines a method of producing optically perfect transparent glass fiber pre-pregs. The technique uses a wetting resin in a sandwich construction with glass fibers; the construction process induces complete wetting of the fibers such that they are not visible in the resin.
The transparent pre-pregs have subsequently been laid into a mould and back-injected with polycarbonate. Results show that components produced via this method exhibit flexural rigidity three times greater than unreinforced equivalent polycarbonate mouldings.
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CitationKirwan, K. and Smith, G., "Glass Reinforcing Transparent Polycarbonate Glazing," SAE Technical Paper 2001-01-3076, 2001, https://doi.org/10.4271/2001-01-3076.
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