Thermoplastic fibres for novel composites
Fibre reinforced composites saw a huge increase over the last years and also have found various applications in the automotive industry. Typical fibre reinforced composites use glass or carbon fibres. A novel field is the use of modified thermoplastic fibres as the reinforcement, which was investigated in the scope of a bridge-project (FFG). We aimed to develop fibres via modifying these in a way, that these are processible as dosable short cut fibres, because this is a critical point for future application, and that these can give a reasonable property profile.