PAS-2 High Performance Prepreg and Composites
In 1983, developmental polyarylene sulfide composites were introduced into the marketplace. The matrix for these thermoplastic composites was the semicrystalline polymer, polyphenylene sulfide (PPS). The PPS-based composites exhibit excellent chemical and solvent resistance and good thermal stability. However, PPS unidirectional composites retain only about 30% of their room temperature strength at 350°F.(1) Therefore, use of PPS composites as structural materials at elevated temperatures is limited.
KeywordsCarbon Fiber Solvent Resistance Carbon Fiber Composite Thermoplastic Composite Room Temperature Strength
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- 1.J. E. O’Connor, W. H. Beever and J. F. Geibel, “A New Polyarylene Sulfide Polymer Prepreg and High Performance Composite”, International SAMPE Symposium Proceedings, 31, 1313 (1986).Google Scholar
- 2.J. E. O’Connor, A. Y. Lou and D. G. Brady, “Polyarylene Sulfide Composites”, Proceedings of the American Society for Composites, 1, 21 (1986).Google Scholar