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Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction

  • 1.2 Background
  • 1.3 Purpose and Scope
  • 1.4 How to Use this Guide

Part 2: How this Guide was Compiled

  • 2.2 Sources of Data
  • 2.3 Environmental Issues
  • 2.4 Social Issues
  • 2.5 The Green Guide Ratings

Part 3: Production Stages

  • 3.1 Material Choice
  • 3.1 Fibres
  • 3.1 Pre-Impregnated Materials
  • 3.1 Core Materials
  • 3.1 Matrix Materials
  • 3.2 Gelcoats
  • 3.2 Material Preparation
  • 3.2 Matrix Application
  • 3.2 Mould Operation and Consolidation
  • 3.2 Equipment Environmental Impacts
  • 3.2 Low Impact Process Stages
  • 3.2 Process Choice

Part 4: Manufacturing Processes

  • 4.1 Hand Lay-Up
  • 4.2 Spray-Up
  • 4.3 Vacuum Bag Moulding
  • 4.4 Resin Infusion
  • 4.5 Resin Transfer Moulding
  • 4.6 Autoclave Moulding
  • 4.7 Pultrusion
  • 4.8 Compression Moulding

Part 5: Green Guide Ratings

  • 5.1 1m2 Double-Curvature Panel
  • 5.2 1m x 8m Flat Sandwich Panel
  • 5.3 Complex Moulded Component

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