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Unidirectional Reinforcement Tape aids composite parts formation.
Adhesives & Sealants

Unidirectional Reinforcement Tape aids composite parts formation.

DiscoTape(TM) - discontinuous, unidirectional preimpregnated reinforcement tape (unitape) - can stretch up to 30% to form complex shapes. Used in formation of composite parts with complex curvatures normally precluding use of unitape without cutting and darting, product can be made with glass or carbon fiber prepregged with epoxy resins or thermoplastics. Mechanical testing shows knockdown of...

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The Promise of Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics: Pepin Associates' DiscoTex® Enables Lightweight, Recyclable Parts
Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

The Promise of Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics: Pepin Associates' DiscoTex® Enables Lightweight, Recyclable Parts

There is no doubt that fiber-reinforced materials have high strength-to-weight ratios which make them appealing for many applications, especially aviation and automotive. However, the high-cost of carbon fiber and the limits of mass production of fiber-reinforced materials which require lay-up remain a barrier to these industries. On-going research by Pepin Associates is leading to mechanisms...

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Unidirectional Reinforcement Tape aids composite parts formation.
Adhesives & Sealants

Unidirectional Reinforcement Tape aids composite parts formation.

DiscoTape(TM) - discontinuous, unidirectional preimpregnated reinforcement tape (unitape) - can stretch up to 30% to form complex shapes. Used in formation of composite parts with complex curvatures normally precluding use of unitape without cutting and darting, product can be made with glass or carbon fiber prepregged with epoxy resins or thermoplastics. Mechanical testing shows knockdown of...

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The Promise of Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics: Pepin Associates' DiscoTex® Enables Lightweight, Recyclable Parts
Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

The Promise of Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics: Pepin Associates' DiscoTex® Enables Lightweight, Recyclable Parts

There is no doubt that fiber-reinforced materials have high strength-to-weight ratios which make them appealing for many applications, especially aviation and automotive. However, the high-cost of carbon fiber and the limits of mass production of fiber-reinforced materials which require lay-up remain a barrier to these industries. On-going research by Pepin Associates is leading to mechanisms...

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