Study of curing process of unsaturated polyesters reinforced with glass fibers

Sozon P. Vasilakos, Petroula A. Tarantili, Andreas G. Andreopoulos, Nikos Pantelelis, Stratis Kanarachos

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Unsaturated polyester (UP) systems were characterized in terms of rheology and tested for thermosetting parameters, during their cross-linking reaction with of organic peroxide. The progress of hardening was followed by DSC measurements, allowing the determination of the peak exotherm and reaction enthalpy. In addition, experiments were run for the determination of gel time and the temperature exotherm. The obtained experimental results are useful for selection of the recommended temperature and initiator concentrations for curing of the above UP systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSociety of Plastics Engineers - EUROTECH 2013
PublisherSociety of Plastics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781632665324
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventEUROTECH 2013 - Lyon, France
Duration: 4 Jul 20135 Jul 2013


ConferenceEUROTECH 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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