Effect of low UD carbon fibre content on mechanical properties of in situ polymerised cyclic butylene terephtalate

G. Balogh, T. Czigany

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Carbon fibre reinforced cyclic butylene terephtalate were produced by a low pressure method, the impregnating temperature and the cooling speed were investigated using plate-plate rheometry and differential scanning calorimetry. The effects of low fibre volume fraction of carbon fibre reinforcement (∼20 vol.-%) on the mechanical properties were examined by tensile and flexural tests and Charpy dynamic impact test. The results showed a significant increase in Young's modulus and ultimate strength and were supported by scanning electron microscopy pictures of the broken surfaces to study fibre wet-out.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-124
Number of pages4
JournalPlastics, Rubber and Composites
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2011



  • Cyclic butylene terephtalate
  • Low carbon fibre content
  • Polymer composites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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