Resins are impregnated by hand into fibres which are in the form of woven, knitted, stitched or bonded fabrics. This is usually accomplished by rollers or brushes, with an increasing use of nip-roller type impregnators for forcing resin into the fabrics by means of rotating rollers and a bath of resin. Laminates are left to cure under standard atmospheric conditions
Resins: Any, e.g. epoxy, polyester, vinylester, phenolic.
Fibres: Any, although heavy aramid fabrics can be hard to wet-out by hand.
Standard wind-turbine blades, production boats, architectural mouldings.
Published courtesy of David Cripps, Gurit
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