Accession Number : AD0713274

Title :   FIBRE-FILLED THERMOPLASTICS: PART 1. ASBESTOS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : EXPLOSIVES RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ESTABLISHMENT WALTHAM ABBEY (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Brokenbrow,B. E. ; Hollingsworth,B. L. ; Ledbury,K. J. ; Sims,D.

Report Date : DEC 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : A range of graded and ungraded chrysotile and amosite asbestos fibers have been examined as reinforcing fillers for thermoplastics. Methods of incorporating the fiber have been examined and the effects of incorporation and processing on the fiber length has been studied. The tensile properties of the asbestos fiber reinforced materials have been measured and compared with the properties of glass reinforced materials. The comparison shows that asbestos filled thermoplastics have higher rigidities but lower tensile strengths at the same loading. (Author, modified-PL)

Descriptors :   (*REINFORCED PLASTICS, THERMOPLASTIC RESINS), (*ASBESTOS, *REINFORCING MATERIALS), FIBERS, SILICATES, TENSILE PROPERTIES, MANUFACTURING, TEST METHODS, GREAT BRITAIN

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE