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Processing and Testing of Reinforced PA66 Based Composites

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Manufacturing Engineering Group (GEF) EEI Campus Lagoas, Universidade de Vigo (University of Vigo), 36310 Vigo, Spain
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Centro Tecnológico de la Automoción de Galicia (CTAG), Polígono Industrial a Granxa, 36475 Porriño, Spain
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Materials 2021, 14(23), 7299; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14237299
Received: 26 October 2021 / Revised: 23 November 2021 / Accepted: 24 November 2021 / Published: 29 November 2021
The new requirements in different sectors, such as aerospace, automotive and construction, for lightweight materials have led to an increase in demand for composite materials suitable for use in high rate production processes, such as plastic injection. This makes it necessary to look for matrices and reinforcements that, in addition to being compatible with each other, are also compatible with the injection process. It is in this area of research where the work presented here arises. To meet the two requirements mentioned above, this study contemplates a battery of composite materials obtained by combining PA66 and fiberglass, in different proportions and configuration, both for the preparation of the matrix and for reinforcement. For the elaboration of the matrix, two options have been evaluated, PA66 and PA66 reinforced at 35% with short glass fibre. To obtain reinforcement, six different options have been evaluated; two conventional fiberglass fabrics (each with different density) and four hybrid fabrics obtained from the previous ones by adding PA66 in different configurations (two over-stitched fabrics and two other fabrics). The different composite materials obtained were validated by means of the corresponding adhesion, peeling and resistance tests. View Full-Text
Keywords: PA66; PA66GF; weaves; reinforcement; overmoulding; composites PA66; PA66GF; weaves; reinforcement; overmoulding; composites
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Pereira, A.; Tielas, A.; Prado, T.; Fenollera, M.; Pérez, J.A. Processing and Testing of Reinforced PA66 Based Composites. Materials 2021, 14, 7299. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14237299

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Pereira A, Tielas A, Prado T, Fenollera M, Pérez JA. Processing and Testing of Reinforced PA66 Based Composites. Materials. 2021; 14(23):7299. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14237299

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Pereira, Alejandro, Alberto Tielas, Teresa Prado, Maria Fenollera, and José A. Pérez. 2021. "Processing and Testing of Reinforced PA66 Based Composites" Materials 14, no. 23: 7299. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14237299

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