Thermoplastic Composite Tape, PI Iskander Akhatov

Composites with thermoplastic matrices offer increased fracture toughness, higher damage tolerance, short processing cycle times and excellent environmental stability. They are recyclable, post-formable and can be joined by welding. The use of long/continuous fibre reinforced thermoplastic matrix composites involves, however, great technological and scientific challenges since thermoplastics present much higher viscosity than thermosettings, which makes much difficult and complex the impregnation of reinforcements and consolidation tasks.