In this chapter FRP raw materials are discussed with particular emphasis on their use in pultrusion processing. A discussion of the background chemistry is included where applicable. For inert fillers the chemical formulas are provided, notes on where the base minerals normally are found, any relevant processing information, normal packaging, and the fillers’ contribution to the FRP product are included.


Calcium Carbonate Maleic Anhydride Polyester Resin Vinyl Ester Organic Peroxide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raymond W. Meyer
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  1. 1.TallmadgeUSA

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