Plastic matrix

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Plas­tic ma­trix is a tech­ni­cal term from the field of fiber-re­in­forced plas­tics (FRP). The plas­tic ma­trix has the task of bind­ing and fix­ing the re­in­forc­ing fibers. It can con­sist of ther­mo­plas­tics such as PEEK and PPS or ther­mosets such as epoxy resin and PU. The re­in­forc­ing fiber, on the oth­er hand, can be glass fiber, for ex­am­ple, or car­bon fiber. Since it is the plas­tic ma­trix in the fiber com­pos­ite that en­ables the si­mul­ta­ne­ous in­tro­duc­tion and re­moval of forces in the fibers, the se­lec­tion of the ma­trix sys­tem is high­ly rel­e­vant for the per­for­mance of the fiber-re­in­forced plastic.

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