Poster Title

Development of a Lab-Scale Continuous Solvent-Based Prepreg Manufacturing Machine

Research Mentor(s)

Nicole Larson

Affiliated Department

Engineering and Design

Sort Order

11

Start Date

15-5-2015 10:00 AM

End Date

15-5-2015 2:00 PM

Document Type

Event

Abstract

Within the aerospace industry, an immediate need exists to develop replacements for phenolic resin, a phenol-based polymer currently used in aerospace interiors due to its ability to meet the FAA’s strict fire, smoke, and toxicity (FST) requirements. As part of a collaborative investigation into an alternative, Western Washington University (WWU) and Zodiac Aerospace partnered to build a laboratory scale solvent-based treater to mimic the industrial manufacturing process on a smaller scale. This allows for manufacture of small quantities of experimental material and makes it possible to study of the effects of resin type, solvents, additives, and processing parameters on characteristics of the prepreg.‌

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Language

English

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Development of a Lab-Scale Continuous Solvent-Based Prepreg Manufacturing Machine

Engineering and Design

Within the aerospace industry, an immediate need exists to develop replacements for phenolic resin, a phenol-based polymer currently used in aerospace interiors due to its ability to meet the FAA’s strict fire, smoke, and toxicity (FST) requirements. As part of a collaborative investigation into an alternative, Western Washington University (WWU) and Zodiac Aerospace partnered to build a laboratory scale solvent-based treater to mimic the industrial manufacturing process on a smaller scale. This allows for manufacture of small quantities of experimental material and makes it possible to study of the effects of resin type, solvents, additives, and processing parameters on characteristics of the prepreg.‌