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TitleA Review on the Matrix Toughness of Thermoplastic Materials
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsAkca, E, Gürsel, A
Start Page1-8
ISSN Number2303-4521
Keywordstoughness; ctbn; polymer; thermoplastic; epoxy

Composite material has attracted increasingly remarked interest over the last few decades and set it apart in its own class due to its distinct properties. This paper is a review on the matrix toughness of thermoplastic polymer composites. Toughness of thermoplastics has been actively studied since the 1980s.the main advantage in using thermoplastics to toughen resins is that their incorporation need not result in important decreases in desirable properties such as modules and yield strengths. However, the predominant criteria for achieving optimum toughness enhancement in the thermoplastic toughening of epoxy resins are still not all that clear from the literature. Epoxy and polyester resins are commonly modified by introducing carboxyl-terminated butadiene-acrylonitrile copolymers (ctbn). A tough elastomeric phase, for example, a silicone rubber with good thermal resistance in a polyimide resin, produced a tough matrix material. It summarizes what the authors believe are the important requirements for good thermoplastic toughening.