American Journal of Applied Sciences

POLYMER COMPOSITE MANUFACTURING USING A PULTRUSION PROCESS: A REVIEW

A. M. Fairuz, S. M. Sapuan, E. S. Zainudin and C. N.A. Jaafar

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2014.1798.1810

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 11, Issue 10

Pages 1798-1810

Abstract

Pultrusion is the one of technologies to fabricate the polymer composites to be used in many industries such as in aerospace, automotive and construction industries. The high performance pultruded products that are produced by this technique offer high fibre content of at least 70%. In order to produce high quality pultruded profiles, there are variables such as fibre impregnation, resin viscosity, pulling speed and curing temperature that have to be considered and these variables are discussed in this study. The review on the recent research in pultrusion process, types of resins used in pultrusion process and mechanical properties of pultuded composites are presented.

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© 2014 A. M. Fairuz, S. M. Sapuan, E. S. Zainudin and C. N.A. Jaafar. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.