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Manufacturing of Thermoplastic Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites

  1. Peter Mitschang

Published Online: 15 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118097298.weoc130

Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites

Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites

How to Cite

Mitschang, P. 2011. Manufacturing of Thermoplastic Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites. Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites. 1–15.

Author Information

  1. Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe GmbH, Verarbeitungstechnik, Kaiserslautern, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2011


This article presents a comprehensive introductory overview of thermoplastic composites manufacturing. From classical to reactive thermoplastics; fibers and textile structures to semifinished products; modern-day manufacturing processes and post-processing techniques to the manufacturing process chain associated with these types of materials. The most important topics in the field of thermoplastic fiber-reinforced polymer composites manufacturing have been collated and covered in a clear and concise manner providing the most important references to the main authorities in each subtopic giving the reader the most important sources for further information.


  • fiber-reinforced plastics;
  • polymer composites;
  • composites manufacturing;
  • thermoplastics;
  • semifinished product