Phthalocyanine Matrix Resins and Composites
Published Online: 20 JUL 2012
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Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites
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Ting, R. Y. 2012. Phthalocyanine Matrix Resins and Composites . Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites. 1–6.
- Published Online: 20 JUL 2012
Fiber-reinforced composite materials are used for many advanced structural applications in order to achieve a substantial weight saving in the structures. Many of these applications involve a high temperature requirement that cannot be met by conventional matrix resin systems such as epoxy. In order to meet the requirements for a wide range of high temperature applications, such as adhesives, sealants, coatings and matrix resins, in the 1970s, new class of resins, called phthalocyanines, was developed These materials have been demonstrated to be promising candidates for advanced composite applications. In this article, the structure and properties of phthalocyanine resins are discussed. The development of a selected phthalocyanine resin for fiber-reinforced composites is also described. Moreover, test results on the mechanical properties of composite samples are presented and compared with those of other popular composite systems.