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Introduction to Plastics Engineering

Vijay K. Stokes
Vijay K. Stokes
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Advanced composites normally refer to lightweight, high-stiffness, high-strength materials mainly used in the aircraft and aerospace industries – for which light weight is a very important consideration – that often are required to work in high-temperature environments. These materials use high-performance fibers and thermoset resins and, in addition to extensive use in the aircraft industry, they are also used in high-performance fishing rods, golf-club shafts, and bicycle parts.

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