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Carbon fibre thermoplastic tapes with improved processability

Coventive Composites have improved the processability of their fibre reinforced thermoplastic tapes for use in the manufacture of pressure vessels. Additives were selected and incorporated into the tapes to assist with processing speed and to improve the final overall physical properties of the material.

Various chemical and physical tests were performed on test samples to confirm the performance of the tapes, including hoop tests on the consolidated product.

Published: 30th June 2019

Funding

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 820567.

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