Challenges

The Different Production Processes of Composite Materials

Introduction The polymers which belong to thermosets field supplies to industries several different possible application processes. Four processes have been chosen for the project: Hand lay-up, RTM, Infusion, Vacuum compaction.   All these processes can be...

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Linen Fibres and Polyester Resin

Composites are obtained by the association of at least two different types of materials in order to obtain the optimum properties of the final product. Although polyester resin appeared at the beginning of the 20th century, it was not until the 1940’s that composites...

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Flame retardant finish on textiles

Introduction Textiles are subject to growing requirements for fire resistance. It’s a very broad field: the risks of exposure to fire are very different for a firefighter, a bath towel, a bed sheet or a curtain. Similarly, the consequences of a fire on a boat, on a...

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Challenges for the sector of composite materials

Introduction Since the early 70’s, composite materials have conquered almost all sectors of the industry. Synthetic and ceramic fibres have taken a significant part in reinforcement materials, becoming essential for countless applications. These synthetic fibres...

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