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Findings from Technical University in the Area of Organic Research Reported (Nanoparticle reinforced epoxy gelcoats for fiber-plastic composites...

July 8, 2014



Findings from Technical University in the Area of Organic Research Reported (Nanoparticle reinforced epoxy gelcoats for fiber-plastic composites under multiple load)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Investigators discuss new findings in Life Science Research. According to news originating from Chemnitz, Germany, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Novel surface coatings that are load-adapted and suitable for economical manufacturing are required for fiber-plastic composites subjected to complex loads. They must have good wear and chemical resistance compared to conventional thermoset coatings (paints, gelcoats), and high failure strain and adhesive strength compared to metallic or ceramic protection layers."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Technical University, "Polymeric nanocomposites offer particular advantages in this respect. Given this background, the main aim of this work is to characterize and evaluate surface-protection layers made of metal oxide nanoparticle reinforced epoxy gelcoats for mechanical, tribological and media loaded fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP)."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The focus is set on the property characterization of the heterogeneous gelcoat as a function of particle material and filler content, as well as the adjustment of the required rheological properties of the liquid particle-resin dispersion so that nanoparticle reinforced gelcoats can be applied to the anisotropic FRP substrate by spray processing in an economical and variable-geometry manner."

For more information on this research see: Nanoparticle reinforced epoxy gelcoats for fiber-plastic composites under multiple load. Progress in Organic Coatings, 2014;77(7):1129-1136. Progress in Organic Coatings can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Sa, PO Box 564, 1001 Lausanne, Switzerland. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Progress in Organic Coatings - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/504100)

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from S. Scholz, Technical Univ Chemnitz, Dept. of Lightweight Struct & Polymer Technol, Chemnitz, Germany. Additional authors for this research include L. Kroll and F. Schettler (see also Life Science Research).

Keywords for this news article include: Europe, Germany, Chemnitz, Life Science Research

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