A novel net shape manufacturing process for concentrated polymer-particulate composite products

Costas G. Gogos, Ming Wan Young, Linjie Zhu, Chen Wan, Raj Dave, David Todd

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Abstract

A novel net-shape manufacturing process for polymer-particulate thermosetting or thermoplastic composite products has been developed, which enables, at near maximum packing density, perfect product-wide particulate uniformity with no particulate agglomeration. The process consists of the following "unit operations": (i) fluidized bed particle coating with UV-curable composition to impart particulate flowability and eliminate agglomeration (ii) pouring and packing of the particulates into a vessel having the same dimensions as the composite product (iii) infusion of a polymerizable low viscosity liquid into the particulate bed packed in the vessel, assisted by vacuum on the packed bed and pressurization of the liquid, followed by polymerization of the infused liquid to form a polymer thermoplastic or thermoset matrix.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSociety of Plastics Engineers - 66th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers, Plastics Encounter at ANTEC 2008
Pages1918-1922
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2008
Event66th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers, Plastics Encounter at ANTEC 2008 - Milwaukee, WI, United States
Duration: May 4 2008May 8 2008

Publication series

NameTechnical Papers, Regional Technical Conference - Society of Plastics Engineers
Volume3

Other

Other66th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers, Plastics Encounter at ANTEC 2008
CountryUnited States
CityMilwaukee, WI
Period5/4/085/8/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics

Keywords

  • Binder
  • Infusion
  • Net shape manufacturing
  • Packing
  • Particulate

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