Polyetherimide Matrix Resins and Composites
Published Online: 20 JUL 2012
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Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites
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Pratte, J. 2012. Polyetherimide Matrix Resins and Composites. Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites. 1–8.
- Published Online: 20 JUL 2012
Polyetherimide (PEI) polymers have, since their discovery, increasingly found usage in a variety of applications that require high temperature performance with good processability. The combination of being able to be melt and solvent processed has resulted in a variety of composite product forms that can be cost effectively converted into high performance composite parts. This article reviews the performance, processability, and applications of currently available commercial PEI-matrix-based composite materials. The article also discusses the constituent polymer properties and how those properties are used in the performance and processing of these materials.
- polyetherimide composites;
- Ultem resin;
- thermoplastic composites;
- high temperature thermoplastics