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POLYMER COMPOSITE MANUFACTURING USING A PULTRUSION PROCESS: A REVIEW

A. M. Fairuz1, S. M. Sapuan2, E. S. Zainudin1 and C. N.A. Jaafar1
  • 1 Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Malaysia
  • 2 Aerospace Manufacturing Research Centre, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

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.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 11 No. 10, 2014, 1798-1810

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2014.1798.1810

Submitted On: 21 October 2014 Published On: 29 October 2014

How to Cite: Fairuz, A. M., Sapuan, S. M., Zainudin, E. S. & Jaafar, C. N. (2014). POLYMER COMPOSITE MANUFACTURING USING A PULTRUSION PROCESS: A REVIEW. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 11(10), 1798-1810. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2014.1798.1810

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Keywords

  • Pultrusion Process
  • Composite Manufacturing
  • Thermoseting Polymer
  • Mechanical Properties
  • Resin Bath