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Front. Mater. | doi: 10.3389/fmats.2019.00290

Pultrusion of Bendable Continuous Fibers reinforced Composites with Reactive Acrylic Thermoplastic ELIUM® resin

 Alexander Zoller1, Pierre Escale1 and Pierre Gerard1*
  • 1Arkema (France), France

Continuous fiber reinforced composites were made using in-situ polymerization of a new liquid thermoplastic resin. Depending on the temperature profile in the die and the initiators used, it was shown that PREDICI software enables the simulation of the radical polymerization reaction. By using appropriate sizing of the fibers, the properties of the pultruded part are comparable to standard thermoset resins. Moreover, the specific thermoplastic behavior of the matrix provides to the pultruded part a unique advantage of being post-formable or shapeable as desired while maintaining mechanical performances.

Keywords: CFRC composites, thermoplastic composite, Elium®, Pultrusion, acrylic resin, modelling, Predici, Thermoforming

Received: 03 Jul 2019; Accepted: 30 Oct 2019.

Copyright: © 2019 Zoller, Escale and Gerard. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: Mx. Pierre Gerard, Arkema (France), Colombes, France, pierre.gerard@arkema.com