Matrix hybrid laminates
Themes: Leichtbau, Thermoplastics
Motivation: Development of thermoset-based structure elements with one thermoplastic laminate surface for using welding technologies by assembling processes
Thermosetting plastics or thermoplastics are used as matrix material for fibre-reinforced plastics (FRP). Both materials provide pros and cons for future component properties as well as for suitable processing technologies. The research project „Matrix Hybrids" pursues the goal to join both matrix materials into one component. This opens up new and innovative options for constructing engineers and technologists with reference to construction methods and assembling technologies. The basic idea is to combine both matrix systems with the use of a woven fabric layer whose warp and wert threads switch the side of the matrix alternatingly. The
adhesion of thermoset and thermoplast will be achieved by form locking of high-tensile reinforcement fibres.
The first technology step is manufacturing partial-consolidated thermoplastic prepreg, where a fabric layer is compacted up to the middle with the thermoplast matrix. In the second technology step occured the impregnation of the dry side of the woven fabric with resin and the future thermoset laminate-processing.