Published Online: 20 JUL 2012
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Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites
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Pisanova, E. 2012. Polycarbonate Composites. Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites. 1–9.
- Published Online: 20 JUL 2012
Polycarbonate (PC) is one of the most widely used consumer materials, both in its reinforced and unreinforced forms. The introduction of reinforcement improves mechanical and other properties while maintaining the desirable properties of PC, such as ease of manufacturing, chemical resistance, and thermal stability. Reinforcements include glass and graphite fibers, particles, and nanofibers and nanoparticles. An important feature of PC is its ability to form mixtures with a wide variety of other polymers and elastomers, which gives a very wide range of matrixes and properties.
- polymer blends;
- fiber reinforcement;
- particle reinforcement;
- injection molding;
- automotive materials;
- electrical/electronic materials;
- biomedical materials