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Properties of CF/PA6 Laminate Composites Prepared Using the Carbon Fiber Spreading Technology
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  • Journal title : Textile Science and Engineering
  • Volume 52, Issue 6,  2015, pp.367-372
  • Publisher : The Korean Fiber Society
  • DOI : 10.12772/TSE.2015.52.367
 Title & Authors
Properties of CF/PA6 Laminate Composites Prepared Using the Carbon Fiber Spreading Technology
Park, Sung-min; Kim, Myung Soon; Choi, Yoon Sung; Lee, Eun Soo; Chon, Jin Sung; Yoo, Ho Wook;
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This paper reports the preparation of CF/PA6 (Polyamide 6) laminate composites using tow-spreading technology. Additionally, the effect of the spread tow on impregnation was investigated by Darcy`s law. The thickness of an unspread 12K carbon fiber tow was reduced by increasing the tow width from 7 to 20 mm. The PA6 film was used to stabilize and impregnate the spread tow by covering it with a partially consolidated prepreg:12K carbon fiber spread tow/PA6 film. The laminate composites were fabricated from the prepreg and, for comparison, the other laminate composite was produced from a conventional tow prepreg of 12K carbon fiber/PA6 film. Consequently, the spread tow laminate composite exhibited a lower void content and improved mechanical properties.
carbon fiber;polyamide 6;spread tow;prepreg;laminate;thermoplastic composite;
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