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The effect of temperature and strain rate on the mechanical properties of highly oriented polypropylene tapes and all-polypropylene composites
Abstract The creation of highly oriented, co-extruded polypropylene (PP) tapes allows the production of recyclable “all-polypropylene” (all-PP) composites, with a large temperature processing windowExpand
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Biodegradable composites based on flax/polyhydroxybutyrate and its copolymer with hydroxyvalerate
The present paper focuses on short flax fibre reinforced composites based on polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) and its copolymer with hydroxyvalerate (HV). The effect of the fibre and copolymer content onExpand
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The mechanical properties of woven tape all-polypropylene composites
The creation of highly oriented, co-extruded polypropylene (PP) tapes allows the production of recyclable "all-polypropylene" (all-PP) composites, with a large temperature processing window (>30 °C)Expand
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The water absorption behaviour of all-polypropylene composites and its effect on mechanical properties
Abstract Woven fabric based self-reinforced polypropylene (SRPP) or all-polypropylene (all-PP) composite laminates based on co-extruded tapes were analysed for water uptake and the effect that thisExpand
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The effect of temperature and strain rate on the impact performance of recyclable all-polypropylene composites
Abstract Highly oriented polypropylene (PP) tapes, with high tensile strength and stiffness achieved by molecular orientation during solid state drawing, are consolidated to create fully recyclable,Expand
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Low velocity impact performance of recyclable all-polypropylene composites
Abstract Highly oriented polypropylene (PP) tapes, with high tensile strength and stiffness achieved by molecular orientation during solid state drawing are consolidated to create high performanceExpand
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Interfacial properties of highly oriented coextruded polypropylene tapes for the creation of recyclable all‐polypropylene composites
The creation of highly oriented, coextruded polypropylene (PP) tapes allows the production of novel, wholly thermoplastic, recyclable ''all-polypropylene'' (all-PP) composites, which possess both aExpand
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The mechanical properties of unidirectional all-polypropylene composites
The creation of highly oriented, co-extruded polypropylene (PP) tapes allows the production of recyclable ‘all-polypropylene’ composites, with a large temperature processing window (>30 °C) and aExpand
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The effect of processing conditions on the mechanical properties and thermal stability of highly oriented PP tapes
Abstract It has previously been shown possible to use highly oriented polypropylene (PP) tapes to create self-reinforced (all-PP) composites. It is desirable to understand the relationship betweenExpand
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The effect of fibre chemical treatment on the steel fibre/cementitious matrix interface
Abstract This paper aims to study the interfacial bonding between steel fibres and cement-based matrix. The fibres were treated chemically using a zinc phosphate conversion to achieve enhancedExpand
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