WIT Press

Chemical Resistance Of E-glass Reinforced Polyester Composites Made By Pultrusion

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/FR980561

Volume

19

Pages

9

Published

1998

Size

685 kb

Author(s)

K. Van de Velde & P. Kiekens

Abstract

As pultruded composites can be used in different chemical environments, a good understanding of their corrosion behaviour is necessary. In this work, the chemical resistance of pultruded E-glass fibre reinforced polyesters with different filler types is studied. The mechanical, physical, optical and structural properties of the pultruded flat profiles before and after immersion in different chemicals, e.g., sea water, demineralised water, sulfuric acid (10%) and sodiumhydroxide (5%) are analysed. 1 Introduction Pultruded composites can be used as structures, handrails, ladders, gratings, vessels and tanks in various industrial environments (e.g. chemical industry, nutrition industry, paper industry, waste water

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