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High performance polymers for thermoplastic composite matrices.
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Fibers give wood its stability and flexibility. Inspired by nature, fiber composites outdo other materials and are appearing in more and more applications. Matrices of PA12, PPA, and HT-polyamides from Evonik and fibers of glass or carbon are used in a fusion impregnation process to produce thermoplastic UD tapes, which are pressed to form high-performance laminates, for example as structural components in automobiles. Compared with composites made from PA6 and PA66, high-temperature VESTAMID® UD tapes have largely stable mechanical properties over a wide temperature range, and are distinguished by low water absorption. They reduce material requirements, thus allowing more economical design of components and greater safety for heavily loaded component groups. Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWeb: www.evonik.com/composites